NECMR Cardiac MRI training Courses

NEW Level 1 CMR Course Planned Date

NECMR Core Competency in Cardiac MRI 2024

Dates: Thursday 12th and Friday 13th September 2024 

Venue: School of Radiology MacLab.

Royal Victoria Infirmary, Queen Victoria Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP

This will be a two-day hands on course which aims to cover “skills, behaviours, and knowledge” required to understand CMR as a technique, whether you intend to use this as a spring board to specialty training or to cover the basics to complete training. The course will comprise lectures alternating with hands on image manipulation on a dedicated station using the most up to date CMR interpretation software. Places are limited.

Please  use contact e-mail for further details and application form

The course will cover the knowledge required to understand CMR as a technique, and provide a broad base for any clinician wishing to understand the modality when referring for CMR or interpreting reports. It will also cover all the elements for EACVI level 1 training, and is aligned to both the radiology and cardiology specialty training curricula, to achieve core competency.

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The group are aware, that many StRs have difficulties in accessing basic training in CMR. We felt we could create a two day hands on course for StRs to achieve core competency as stated in the gold guide for training.

“To have a basic understanding of the role of CMR and its capabilities, including its indications.
To have a basic understanding of how the procedures are carried out, in particular the safety issues
To have a basic understanding of image analysis, post-processing and interpretation of images and data with emphasis on patient management”

So far the NECMR Imaging Group have run four trainee courses and one consultant Course

30th April to 1st May 2015: Our first course received excellent feedback, scoring overall an average of 4.7/5 for the lectures, 4.9/5 for overall course organisation and 4.7/5 for value for money.

19th and 20th May 2016: Our second course again received excellent feedback. The 2016 educational content received an average of 4.6/5, and course organisation 4.9/5, with the value for money scoring 5/5 with all participants feeling the course gave excellent value for money.

29th and 30th November 2018: Overall course satisfaction score was 4.6/5, with a overall organisation score of 4.8/5 and value for money at 4.8/5, and a educational content average score of 4.6/5. All participants would recommend the course to colleagues.

17th and 18th June 2021: Innovative virtual 2 day course run online using Microsoft teams for the didactic elements with participants being given access to reporting software and cases at home for hands-on experience of case manipulation. Overall organisation score 4.6/5, lecture content 4.7/5, and cases review 4.8/5.  All participant would recommend the course to a colleague.

Regional Consultant Course:

In November 2016, the group ran a 1 day consultant course to allow regional consultants to gain an understanding of the advantages and limitations of CMR in the investigation of patients presenting with common conditions. This course was well received and as improved awareness of the technique in the region.


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