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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

Key staff:

St George’s Visiting CMR fellowship

3-6 month visiting fellowships are available for training in CMR.

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