July 2018
CMR Practice Advisory Group

Are you an early career physician or have questions about setting up a CMR practice? SCMR has developed an exciting new member benefit by forming the first CMR Practice Advisory Group. Experienced CMR volunteers will provide advice, assistance, and mentoring for physicians starting and developing Cardiovascular MRI programs. Physicians interested in receiving CMR program advice are encouraged to complete an online questionnaire  detailing the issues, questions, and location of your CMR program. 

JCMR Impact Factor 

The 2017 journal impact factors were released and the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR), the official journal of the SCMR, maintained an outstanding impact factor of 5.457. The 2017 Impact Factor reflects the frequency with which papers published in JCMR in 2015 and 2016 were cited by articles in 2017. This key indicator demonstrates the influence and scientific value of the journal. The outstanding Impact Factor reflects the high scientific and clinical value of the papers published in JCMR. Congratulations to all of those who helped contribute to the success of the journal!
New SCMR Fellows Awarded   

Congratulations to the newest class of FSCMR recognized for their dedication to the SCMR and to the field of CMRThe designation distinguishes those with a significant level of involvement, dedication, and accomplishments consistent with the overall mission of the Society. Apply today to join the growing list of fellows. Next deadline is September 1st. 
Privacy Policy Updated

As part of our efforts to help members understand the personal information you share with SCMR, and in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we've updated our Privacy Policy effective July 10th. If you have any concerns after reviewing the policy please contact us at hq@scmr.org
Case of the Week

A 54-year-old male with a history of heart failure and coronary artery disease and recent LAD stenting presented with chest pain and shortness of breath.  He was noted to have a fever to 101.5  °  F and decreased breath sounds in the left lung base.  On initial laboratory workup he was noted to have normal troponin levels but an elevated white count.  His EKG demonstrated pathologic Q waves consistent with a remote anteroseptal and inferior infarct.
JCMR Articles

Louise A. E. Brown, et al.
Published on: 9 July 2018

Daniel Kiblboeck, et al.
Published on: 5 July 2018