Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

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Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Logo for the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.jpg
TypeNon-profit professional medical society
Headquarters19 Mantau Road,
Mt Royal, NJ 08061
United States
Key people
CEO - Orlando Simonetti, PhD COO - Pete Pomilio
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) is an international non-profit medical society based in Mt. Royal, New Jersey, in the United States.[citation needed] It was established as international representative and advocate for physicians, scientists, and technologists working in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. It works to improve patient outcomes through education, training, standards, research and development.[1] The society has published more than 30 professional guidelines and expert consensus statements to help standardize and guide education, research and patient management with CMR.[2][3][4] The society's members are physicians, scientists, technologists and trainees. In 2018, it is led by Matthias Stuber.


The society was established in 1994.[5] Its first president was Gerald M. Pohost, elected in 1996.

In 1998 the organization began holding annual scientific meetings. The meeting has grown to include a conference with about 1000 attendees.[6] SCMR has organized joint scientific meetings with EACVI, as well as Joint Workshops with ISMRM.

Working Groups[edit]

The society has regional working groups and affiliates in Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America,[citation needed] the Middle East,[citation needed] and the United States.[citation needed] The role of these working groups is to promote CMR in these regions.[citation needed] There are also special interest groups focusing on Pediatrics/Congenital and Interventional CMR.[citation needed]

The Canadian Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, an independent chapter of SCMR, was established in 2005; in 2013 it published guidelines for the analysis and reporting of CMR studies.


The SCMR is governed by its officers, including the president, vice-president, secretary, vice-secretary, past-president, and the board of trustees.[citation needed]

Gold Medal Award [7][edit]

The Society presents an annual award, The Gold Medal Award, for distinguished and extraordinary service to the field of CMR and to the Society. Recipients have been:

Year Awardee(s)
2011 Gerald M. Pohost, Charles B. Higgins.
2012 Dudley Pennell.[8]
2013 Stefan Neubauer.
2014 Warren J. Manning.[9]
2015 Christopher M. Kramer,[10] Raymond J. Kim,[citation needed] Robert M. Judd.[citation needed]
2016 Joao A.C. Lima,[citation needed] Eike Nagel.[11]
2017 Nathaniel Reicheck
2018 Andrew Arai


The society publishes an open access journal, the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.[12]

SCMR has worked with other cardiovascular societies (e.g. AHA, ACC, SCCT, ASE, ASNC) in establishing cardiovascular guidelines and appropriateness use criteria.[4][13] These guidelines and consensus statements are based on published research studies and expert opinions in the field to help improve cardiovascular patient care. SCMR also joined the Choosing Wisely campaign in 2014 to reduce excessive testing.[14]

The society also provides online introductory training in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.[15]


  1. ^ Atlas of Practical Applications of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Springer Science & Business Media. 28 December 2005. pp. 4–. ISBN 978-0-387-23634-6.
  2. ^ Wood, Shelley. "New Appropriate-Use Criteria Issued for Diagnostic Tests in Stable CAD". Heartwire. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  3. ^ Stiles, Steve. "Filling Gaps in Guidelines: BiV pacing, ICDs Get Appropriate-Use Criteria". medscape. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b "List of SCMR Guidelines and Consensus Statements in Pubmed". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Choosing Wisely | Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Siemens Working on Automated Planning of Cardiac MRI Views". medGadget, March 8th, 2013 Wouter Stomp
  7. ^ "Gold Medal Award Recipients". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Professor of Cardiology Honoured". Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 6 February 2015.[full citation needed]
  9. ^ "Warren J. Manning". Retrieved 6 February 2015.[full citation needed]
  10. ^ "Christopher M. Kramer". Retrieved 9 February 2015.[full citation needed]
  11. ^ "GoldMedalAwards". Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  12. ^ "The Prognostic Implications of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance". Andrew S. Flett, Mark A. Westwood, L. Ceri Davies, Anthony Mathur and James C. Moon. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2009;2:243-250
  13. ^ "Guidelines Out for Diagnostic Cath Use". MedPage Today, Chris Kaiser May 09, 2012
  14. ^ "Choosing Wisely - More than 30 Speciality Societies to Release New Choosing Wisely Lists of Tests or Treatments to Question". Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Cardiovascular magnetic resonance training in the UK: an update from the BSCMR trainee observers". British Journal of Cardiology, September 2013

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