We offer training programs in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR) within the dedicated facilities of the Stephenson Cardiac Imaging Centre, part of the Libin Institute of Alberta. The Stephenson Centre was founded in 2005 and is directed by Dr. James White.  The centre is internationally recognized for excellence in CMR training, research and is one of the largest dedicated CMR programs in North America.

Currently the Stephenson Centre performs over 3800 CMR studies per year using 2 dedicated 3 Tesla MRI scanners (Prisma and Skyra, Siemens).  The centre has dedicated, highly trained CMR technologists and nurses routinely performing a full range of imaging services for southern Alberta.  This is inclusive of stress perfusion CMR, adult congenital CMR, and all aspects of routine clinical CMR imaging.  The centre is staffed by a highly collaborative team of imagers from the departments of Cardiac Sciences and Diagnostic Imaging.  These imagers bring with them a range of expertise with many being multi-modality cardiac imaging experts.  The Stephenson Centre is a “family” of passionate individuals with long standing expertise in the field of CMR.  This includes our research nurses, research assistants, and administrative staff.

We offer 12-month SCMR Level 3 fellowship positions, typically two per year, with one internally funded by the centre.  We train both Cardiology and Radiology fellows and encourage applicants from both departments.  Our academic program is highly structured with constant on-site clinical training to establish expert skills in CMR image interpretation, standardized academic reporting, and quantitative image analysis.  To date, the centre has trained over 40 clinical fellows from around the world.

As a CMR Fellow you would:

  • Learn about the indications, contraindications, limitations, and clinical usefulness of CMR imaging in patients with a range of congenital and acquired diseases.
  • Work closely with the primary CMR reader to protocol imaging studies and assist in the optimal acquisition of high quality imaging.
  • Perform relevant image processing and analysis while also preparing high quality standardized reports.

All cases are reviewed by the staff on a daily basis, including extensive discussion of CMR methods and diagnostic findings.

The Stephenson Cardiac Imaging Centre also has several formal educational rounds including:

  • A weekly journal club.
  • Research rounds.
  • Case review sessions.

After their initial three months of intensive clinical training, fellows staying for 12 months are expected to actively participate in CMR research.

To submit an application please click on “Join Our Team”  below and provide your contact information with a short bio. Our program administrator will contact you shortly.

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