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The CMR unit at St George’s Hospital performs over 1000 cardiovascular scans per annum in patients with inherited and acquired cardiac disease.

The cardiac MRI is a specialised MRI scan requiring specifically trained radiographers and cardiologists. Referrals are generally from cardiologists and cardiac surgeons but can also be taken from other physicians

Cardiac MRI provides accurate assessment of the structure and function of the heart. It is performed for various indications including heart failure from any cause, assessment of myocardial viability, congenital heart disease, suspected arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, valvular abnormalities, myocarditis, pericarditis and diseases of the aorta.

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/tests/mri-scans

Key staff:

  • Dr Nicholas Bunce – Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Lisa Anderson –  Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Robin Ray – Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Nesan Shanmugam – Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Anna Marciniak – Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Michael Papadakis – Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Taigang He – Senior Lecturer of Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Dr Clarissa Sanders – Principal MRI Physicist
  • Ms Sarah Foote – Lead Superintendent Neuroradiographer
  • Mr Jonathan Rhodes – Superintendent NeuroradiographerScanning is performed on a 3T Philips scanner and a mobile Siemens 1.5T scannerInternal (St George’s Hospital) use ICLIPFor referral or appointment queries please call 020872543373-6 month visiting fellowships are available for training in CMR.

St George’s Visiting CMR fellowship

Please contact Dr Nicholas Bunce (nick.bunce@stgeorges.nhs.net) for details.