Director, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Program
To schedule a CMR procedure:
Please call 312-413-4900 or 877-456-8462 or fax 312-996-8154
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Program
The CMR program at the University of Illinois was started in 2010 as an initiative of the Division of Cardiology and has rapidly grown to be one of the highest volume clinical programs in the region receiving referrals from throughout the Chicago-land area.
The very latest Philips and GE 1.5 and 3 Tesla scanners produce images of superb quality and resolution, providing a detailed assessment of the anatomy and function of the heart.
We have developed particular expertise and experience in CMR stress testing which provides the most accurate non-invasive assessment of the severity of coronary artery disease available as well as its impact on heart muscle function.
The clinical CMR service is complemented by a productive clinical research program as well as a training program for Cardiology fellows.
CMR procedures performed include the following:
Ischemic Evaluation with MRI Stress Testing
Evaluation of Heart Failure Etiology
Evaluation of Cardiomyopathy & Infiltrative Diseases
Valvular Disease Assessment
Quantification of LV & RV Size and Function
Evaluation for Suspected Myocarditis
Evaluation for ARVC
Assessment of Tumors/Masses
Evaluation for Pericardial Diseases
Evaluation of Adult Congenital Heart Diseases
Atrial & Pulmonary Vein imaging for Ablation Procedures