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0.75  ARRT Category A CE Credit

Physician credit available at Medscape Education


Release Date: 
   September 22, 2023                     

Expiration Date:   
   October 1, 2024

Cardiac MRI: Case Studies in Improving Patient Outcomes

A patient with severe dyspnea, a patient with potential heart block, and a young patient with chest pain. How does cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) answer the clinical question?

Authors: James C. Carr, MD; Kate Hanneman, MD, MPH, FRCPC; Raymond Y. Kwong, MD, MPH

Credit:   0.75  ARRT Category A CE Credit

Physician credit available at Medscape Education

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for radiologists, cardiologists, and radiologic technologists.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to inform clinical decision making using CMR.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Clinical applications for CMR
    • Techniques used for CMR to support clinical decision-making
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Inform clinical decision making using CMR


 Cardiac MRI Overview
Need a refresher on CMR basics? You’ve come to the right place.
James C. Carr, MD



 Assessing Chest Pain
A 26-year-old male presents with chest pain. There is no evidence of coronary disease on computed tomography angiography (CTA). How can CMR help to diagnose this patient?
James C. Carr, MD


 Incidental Findings
A patient with heart block, a patient undergoing chemotherapy, and a patient on oral anti-cancer treatment. Expect the unexpected.
Kate Hanneman, MD, MPH, FRCPC


 Evaluating Dyspnea
A patient with severe dyspnea presents to the emergency room (ER). The chest computed tomography (CT) is negative for pulmonary embolism. How can CMR help to diagnose this patient?
Raymond Y. Kwong, MD, MPH


 The Clinical Value of Cardiac MRI
Putting it all together with this brief summary.
Raymond Y. Kwong, MD, MPH



This activity has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 0.75 hours of ARRT Category A continuing education credit.



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James C. Carr, MD
Drs. Frederick John Bradd and William Kennedy Memorial Professor of Radiology​
Chair, Department of Radiology​
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine​
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Kate Hanneman, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Radiology
University of Toronto ​
Director of Cardiac Imaging Research​
University Medical Imaging Toronto​
Toronto General Hospital ​
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Raymond Y. Kwong, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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