June 2018
New "How I Do" Presentations

The Clinical Practice Committee, lead by Michael Elliott, have been updating the "How I Do" CMR series. These downloadable presentations, available for members only, demonstrate how SCMR experts perform specific CMR scans. The first two presentations cover Late Gadolinium Enhancement and Thoracic MR Angiography. Several new presentations are being developed and will be released throughout the year. If you have a suggestion on a future  "How I Do" presentation please email SCMR Headquarters.
New Congenital Heart Disease Online Courses 

Ten new online courses are available covering the following topics:
  • Congenital Heart DiseasesAortic Coarctation, Septal Defects and Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage, Tetralogy of Fallot, Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Diseases in Pediatric:  Kawasaki Disease and Vasculitis
  • Techniques: 4D Flow, Blood Flow Measurement, Interventional CMR, Tissue Characterization, Ventricular Function 
Courses are free for members and will soon be eligible for CME. Thank you to the members of the SCMR Pediatric and Congenital Section who assisted in the development of these courses: Sanjeet Hegde, Beth Printz and Michael Taylor.
JCMR Article-Processing Charges Reminder   

Since transitioning the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR) to an Open Access publication in 2008, the JCMR Impact Factor has steadily risen, with JCMR now ranked among the top tier of medical imaging journals! The current JCMR Article Publication Charge (APC) is $2,500 with full APC coverage for articles submitted by SCMR members. Over the years, this has represented a substantial and increasing annual cost to the Society, yet directly benefits a very small percentage of the overall SCMR membership.

The Board of Trustees has therefore decided that the SCMR will now share the APC costs and set the APC for articles submitted by SCMR members at $500 (80% off the full $2500 APC). This new charge will go into effect for all articles submitted on or after July 1, 2018. More information is provided on the  SCMR website.
Dana Peters, Lauren Baldassare and Felicia Seemann at a dinner in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Mentorship Lunch Leads to Research & Collaboration

What started as an informal mentorship lunch at the annual SCMR meeting lead to an international exchange, new research, and future collaboration opportunities.

Many agree that students, co-workers, principal investigators, and universities benefit from exchange programs. Exchanges allow for knowledge to be shared, networks to expand, and new research to be published. Although countless programs are established for high schools and all the way up to studies on a master level, Felicia Seemann at Lund University, Sweden, felt that there were less clear paths to find a relevant research exchange for a PhD student within cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), such as herself.

Case of the Week

A 59-year-old female with suspected dilated cardiomyopathy and no valvular pathology was referred for cardiac MRI. Resting EKG showed normal sinus rhythm, left ventricular hypertrophy, and non-specific T wave abnormalities.

JCMR Articles

Elias Yla-Herttuala, et al.
Published on: 7 June 2018