Chapter 1

Indications for CMR

CMR is a very versatile imaging modality. Here you'll learn when CMR is useful—and when it isn't.
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

How to undertake a standard CMR study

In this chapter, you'll learn all the steps to performing a standard CMR study.
  • Planning your CMR study: localisers
  • Planning your CMR study: pilot views
  • Obtaining cine CMR images of the heart
  • The short-axis stack and left ventricular quantification
  • The role of late gadolinium enhancement imaging
  • How to undertake a standard CMR study quiz
6 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

How to undertake a stress CMR study

Stress CMR tells us a lot about coronary artery disease. Learn how stress studies are performed.
  • Preparing for an adenosine stress CMR study
  • How to perform adenosine stress
  • How to perform dobutamine stress
  • Stress CMR and late gadolinium enhancement
  • How to undertake a stress CMR study quiz
5 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

How to assess flow

Flow CMR can be used to quantify valvular stenosis and regurgitation, shunts, and much more. In this chapter we'll show you how. 
  • The fundamentals of flow CMR
  • Quantification of flow
  • How to assess flow quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Left ventricular size and function

CMR offers accurate and reproducible assessment of left ventricle size and function. Here you'll learn the key principles.
  • The fundamentals of left ventricular assessment
  • The left ventricular short-axis stack
  • Quantifying left ventricular function and mass
  • Left ventricular dysfunction and infarction/fibrosis
  • Left ventricular size and function quiz
5 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

Right ventricular size and function

The right ventricle is difficult to assess using echocardiography, but much easier with CMR. We'll show you how to quantify right ventricular size and function.
  • How to assess right ventricular size and function
  • Quantifying right ventricular size and function
  • Additional views and examples of pathology
  • Right ventricular size and function quiz
4 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 7

Myocardial infarction

Learn how to identify areas of myocardial infarction using CMR, how to assess myocardial viability, and how to look for post-infarct complications.
  • How to assess myocardial infarction
  • Myocardial viability and MI complications
  • Myocardial infarction quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 8

Myocardial ischemia

Here we'll take a look at the assessment of myocardial ischemia using perfusion imaging and also regional wall motion abnormalities.
  • Assessing myocardial perfusion
  • Assessing RWMAs and coronary arteries
  • Myocardial ischemia quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 9

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Learn about the CMR assessment of dilated cardiomyopathy, and the clinical significance of mid-wall enhancement.
  • How to assess dilated cardiomyopathy
  • The importance of mid-wall enhancement in DCM
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 10

Cardiac amyloidosis

Cardiac amyloidosis has some characteristic features on CMR. In this chapter, we'll show you what these features are.
  • How to assess cardiac amyloidosis
  • Cardiac amyloidosis quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 11

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Learn how CMR can help in the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and how it can provide information on myocardial fibrosis and hemodynamics.
  • How to assess hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Assessing myocardial fibrosis and hemodynamics
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 12

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a fascinating condition. In this chapter, we'll show you which CMR features to look for.
  • How to assess takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 13

Left ventricular thrombus

Learn the most effective way to identify left ventricular thrombus using CMR.
  • How to assess LV thrombus
  • Left ventricular thrombus
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 14

Myocarditis

Myocarditis can be a challenging clinical diagnosis, but CMR makes things easier. Here you'll learn about the key features to look for.
  • How to assess myocarditis
  • Myocarditis quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 15

Pericardium

CMR can tell us a lot about pericardial effusions, pericardial constriction, pericardial cysts, and much more.
  • How to assess the pericardium
  • Pericardium quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 16

Aortic valve morphology

The excellent image quality of CMR makes it ideal for studying bicuspid aortic valves. Here we'll learn how to examine aortic valve morphology using CMR.
  • How to assess aortic valve morphology
  • Examples of abnormal aortic valve morphology
  • Aortic valve morphology quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 17

Aortic stenosis

Learn how to assess the etiology and severity of aortic stenosis using CMR, and also how to assess the consequences for the aorta and left ventricle.
  • How to assess aortic stenosis
  • Quantification of aortic stenosis
  • Assessment of the aorta and left ventricle
  • Aortic stenosis quiz
4 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 18

Aortic regurgitation

CMR permits the direct quantification of aortic regurgitant volume. Here, we'll show you how this is done.
  • How to assess aortic regurgitation
  • Quantification of aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic regurgitation quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 19

Aortic valve surgery

CMR can be used in the assessment of patients who have undergone aortic valve surgery. Learn what to look for in this chapter.
  • How to assess aortic valve surgery
  • Aortic valve surgery quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 20

Mitral regurgitation

In this chapter we'll show you how to quantify mitral regurgitation severity and the consequences on the left ventricle.
  • How to assess mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral regurgitation quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 21

Mitral valve surgery

CMR can be performed after mitral valve repair and replacement to assess any residual or recurrent problems. Learn how in this chapter.
  • How to assess mitral valve surgery
  • Mitral valve surgery quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 22

The tricuspid valve

CMR can be used to assess the right-sided heart valves. We'll take a look at the tricuspid valve.
  • How to assess the tricuspid valve
  • The tricuspid valve quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 23

The pulmonary valve

Learn how to assess pulmonary valve disease.
  • How to assess the pulmonary valve
  • Quantification of pulmonary valve disease
  • The pulmonary valve quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 24

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

Learn about the CMR criteria for a diagnosis of ARVC and take a look at some examples.
  • An introduction to assessing ARVC
  • Examples of CMR imaging in ARVC
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 25

Atrial septal defect

Learn how to assess atrial septal defects and how to quantify shunts.
  • How to assess atrial septal defect
  • Shunt quantification and additional features
  • Atrial septal defect quiz
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 26

Ventricular septal defect

CMR can show us the anatomy of ventricular septal defects and also allows us to quantify shunts and to assess the consequences for the ventricles.
  • How to assess ventricular septal defect
  • Ventricular septal defect quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 27

Pulmonary hypertension

Learn how CMR can help you assess pulmonary hypertension.
  • What CMR can offer in assessing pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary hypertension quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 28

Aortic coarctation

In this chapter you'll learn about the key features of aortic coarctation on CMR.
  • How to assess aortic coarctation
  • Aortic coarctation quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 29

Incidental findings

Like any imaging modality, CMR can reveal unexpected abnormalities. We'll take a look at some examples and how to recognise them.
  • Making sense of incidental findings
  • Incidental findings quiz
2 Lessons, 1 Quiz
Chapter 30

Artifacts

CMR is prone a number of different imaging artifacts. Learn how to recognise these, and how to avoid them.
  • How to recognize artifacts
  • Artifacts quiz
  • Conclusion
3 Lessons, 1 Quiz