Medicine and Radiology Joint Effort
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cardiac MR Center is a joint effort of the Departments of Medicine (Cardiovascular Division) and Radiology. Established in the Spring of 1995, it was one of the very first MR Centers specifically focused on cardiovascular MR.
The primary goals of the Cardiac MR Center are the development and clinical application of MR imaging to the cardiovascular system.
The Center has specific interest in coronary MR angiography and MR assessment of ventricular function and valvular heart disease. The Center is also committed to the education and training of interested researchers and clinicians.
Cardiac MR World Leader
BIDMC's Cardiac MR Center is a world leader in the development and clinical use of cardiac MR for coronary artery imaging, and for assessing cardiomyopathies and viability, pericardial disease and congenital heart disease. The center features a state-of-the-art 1.5T dedicated Philips Cardiac MR system.
Funding for the Cardiac MR Center is provided by grants from the NIH/NHLBI, American Heart Association, industry, private foundations, and Individual contributions.