Update Curriculum Kardiale Magnetresonanztomographie

Translated title of the contribution: Update on the cardiac magnetic resonance imaging curriculum

Andreas Rolf*, Ingo Eitel, Mirja Neizel-Wittke, Ulf K. Radunski, Peter Bernhardt, Florian von Knobelsdorff, Florian André, Eike Nagel, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Sebastian Kelle

*Corresponding author for this work


The aim of this cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (C-MRI) curriculum is a description of the further education process for cardiologists in order to be able to achieve expert certification in C‑MRI. The further education C‑MRI curriculum should provide the basis according to three different C‑MRI levels for a cardiologist to assess the indications, perform and interpret C‑MRI examinations correctly in a large cohort of patients with a broad range of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, on a higher level, the cardiologists should be able to lead a C-MRI laboratory and to perform scientific C‑MRI examinations at a defined high level. The curriculum itself is intended to be carried out in a defined process certified by the German Cardiac Society. To guarantee the quality of certification, this publication covers not only the education process itself but also the approval criteria for further education centers and knowledge assessment of candidates by written examination. The C‑MRI certification process is in accordance with the recommendations of the European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) to harmonize education and facilitate clinical and scientific exchange in Europe.

Translated title of the contributionUpdate on the cardiac magnetic resonance imaging curriculum
Original languageGerman
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)173-185
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 06.2023

Research Areas and Centers

  • Centers: Cardiological Center Luebeck (UHZL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-12 Cardiology, Angiology

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