Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Unit
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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.
Scanning is performed on a 3T Philips scanner and a mobile Siemens 1.5T scanner
For internal (St George’s Hospital) referrals use ICLIP. For appointment queries please call 02087254337.
For more information on cardiac MRI please see the following resource: https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/tests/mri-scans
- 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 Neuroradiographer
St George’s Visiting CMR fellowship
3-6 month visiting fellowships are available for training in CMR.