Symphony Academy™: Medical Education Hosted by Circle Cardiovascular Imaging

Published: 05 April 2021

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Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc. develops world class, advanced reading and reporting solutions for cardiac imaging. Circle is a prominent company for the global cardiac imaging community bringing together an experienced and qualified team of over 150 people.

 

Circle’s imaging platform, cvi42, is the best-in-class cardiovascular imaging reading and reporting solution for cardiac MR, cardiac CT, cardiac Interventional Planning and Electrophysiology. Annually, millions of cardiac exams - in over 1,000 hospitals and in more than 40 countries - are interpreted using cvi42, giving physicians the tools to accurately quantify and diagnose complex cardiovascular diseases whilst improving patient outcomes and the effective utilisation of healthcare resources. Currently at version 5.13.5, cvi42 fully embeds AI into one easy to use platform demonstrating capabilities within the same range as expert human readers.

 

Circle CVI recently launched the Symphony Academy as part of an effort to develop a global community for Medical Education. The aim is to provide an educational platform to share information that empowers and creates the conditions to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients.

We will be updating this page throughout the year with content designed to engage and educate viewers about the current state of cardiovascular imaging, help identify the meaningful technological advances we have already seen in reducing workflows and increasing efficiencies and interpret how future technology will continue to push the boundaries of cardiovascular imaging.  You can also click HERE to listen to more audio talks in the Symphony Academy Educational Programme.

Symphony Academy Key Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how state-of-the-art imaging diagnostics is contributing to improved outcomes in the treatment of CVD
  • Identify the impact of current technological advances in reducing workflows and increasing efficiencies
  • Interpret how future technology will continue to push the boundaries of cardiovascular imaging
  • Recognize CMR evolution and achievements in history and expand on latest trend and reporting habits

Target Audience

  • Imaging Specialists
  • Cardiologists and Interventional Cardiologists
  • Radiologists
  • Electrophysiologists
  • Technologists

Series overview

Part 1

The Future of Cardiovascular Imaging Summit

A Symphony Academy™ Medical Education Panel Discussion recorded at the SCMR Congress in February 2021. Hear from a world renowned panel of experts as they discuss state-of-the-art imaging diagnostics and interpret how future technology will continue to push the boundaries of cardiovascular imaging. Moderator: Professor Matthias Friedrich. Panel: Professor Dudley Pennell, Professor Sven Plein and Dr João Cavalcante.

Part 2

Routine use of CMR in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

3 renowned experts define everyday challenges in CMR clinical routine and give insights and strategies about solving those, to increase confidence and thus adoption of CMR in clinical practice. A Peer-to-Peer expert discussion, recorded at the 2021 EuroCMR Congress, chaired by Professor Dudley Pennell with Dr Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci and Dr Subah Raman.

Part 3

The Dark Side of CMR: How To Dismantle The Wall Brick by Brick

Dive into this panel discussion with our experts around state-of-the-art CMR and what the future holds for one of the most powerful diagnostic techniques of all time. Recorded as part of the SCMR 2022 Congress there is a review of current CMR guidelines and the faculty address the clinical benefits, with a particular focus on starting a brand new CMR program and what challenges this can hold. Finally they take a closer look to the near future and how to implement innovative solutions into routine clinical practice, with a particular focus on fully automated and quantitative perfusion. Moderated by Dr Tillman Emrich with Dr Tim Albert, Professor Amedeo Chiribiri and Dr Christopher Schneeweis

Part 4

Congenital and Adult CVD Post-Processing

Interested in learning more about Congenital and Adult CVD Post-Processing? These hands-on sessions recorded at the SCMR congress in February 2022 will enable you to learn how to use Artificial Intelligence algorithms to perform CMR post-processing in the most common Adult and Congenital Cardiomyopathies, operate with indication driven protocols within cvi42 to assess and report the most common cardiovascular diseases, in the smaller number of clicks and recognise when and where to apply most advanced post-processing techniques in cvi42 (Quantitative Perfusion, Strain, 4D Flow analysis).

Faculty Biographies

Matthias Friedrich

Matthias Friedrich

Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging and Scientific Director of the Courtois Cardiovascular Signature Program

Matthias G. Friedrich earned his MD at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen/Nuernberg,Germany and completed his training as an internist and cardiologist at the Charité University Medicine Center, Humboldt University in Berlin.

After appointments with the University of Calgary and the Université de Montréal/Montreal Heart Institute, he is Full Professor with the Departments of Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging and Scientific Director of the Courtois Cardiovascular Signature Program at the McGill University Health Centre.

He is staff cardiologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital and an active researcher with a strong interest in novel imaging techniques using cardiac MRI for visualizing myocardial disease and leads a team of more than 20 scientists.

He authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, with over 17,000 citations (current h index: 58).

He was the Founding President of the…

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Sven Plein

Sven Plein

Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging

Professor Sven Plein is a British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging at the University of Leeds, UK, where he leads the Department of Biomedical Imaging Science. Together with his multidisciplinary research group, he has published over 300 original papers, position papers and review articles with a focus on CMR in ischaemic heart disease and heart failure. Sven also practices as a Consultant Cardiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals where he leads a busy clinical CMR service.

Sven has been active in the field of CMR since 1999 and has been an SCMR member for over 20 years. He was a member of the board of Trustees of the SCMR from 2010 – 2013 and programme chair of the 2011 joint SCMR/EuroCMR scientific sessions in Nice. Later he served as Chairman of the Working Group on CMR of the European Society of Cardiology and Vice-president of the European Association of Cardiovascular…

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Dudley Pennell

Dudley Pennell

Professor of Cardiology

Dudley Pennell is Professor of Cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London.

He is also Director of the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Unit and Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at Royal Brompton Hospital, London and Section Head for Genetics and Imaging at National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College.

His current research interests in CMR are measurement of myocardial iron and the assessment of chelation treatment, the assessment and differentiation of cardiomyopathies and diffusion tensor imaging of myocardial architecture

Professor Pennell has…

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João L Cavalcante

João L Cavalcante

Director of Cardiac MRI and Structural CT Labs

Dr. João L. Cavalcante earned his medical degree the Universidade Federal do Ceará in Fortaleza, Brazil. He did his internal medicine residency, chief residency and cardiology fellowship training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan with Level II training in nuclear cardiology. He completed a dedicated 2-year advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic obtaining COCATS Level III in Interventional Echo, Cardiovascular CT and Cardiac MRI.

He is the Director of Cardiac MRI and Structural CT Labs of Minneapolis Heart Institute at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital, the largest cardiology practice in the Twin Cities. He is the Scientific Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center and Core Lab. His passion and track record is in multimodality Imaging and focus on valve and structural heart disease.

He participated as a writing committee member for the CBCMR (CMR…

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Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci

Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Cardiology/Non-Invasive Imaging

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Subha V Raman

Subha V Raman

Chief of Cardiology, Director of the Cardiovascular Institute, and VP for Cardiovascular Services

Dr. Subha Raman is a cardiologist and physician-scientist at the Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Health, joining in 2020 as Chief of Cardiology, Director of the Cardiovascular Institute, and VP for Cardiovascular Services. Through clinical, investigative, educational and administrative efforts, she is dedicated to those we serve and those who serve in heart & vascular patient care, research, and teaching.

She specialises in internal medicine cardiology with clinical and research interests in general clinical cardiology, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) and is affiliated with the James Cancer Hospital University Hospitals. Dr Raman was nominated North American Society for Cardiac Imaging (NASCI) Young Investigator prize in 2001 for Multislice Cardiac Computed Tomography: Identifying Mechanisms of Coronary Artery Disease.  She has worked to advance cardiovascular…

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Tilman Emrich

Tilman Emrich

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Dr Tilman Emrich is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Division of Cardiovascular Research, Medical University of South Carolina, US. Before, Tilman was working as a junior consultant specialized in cardiovascular imaging at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany. After residency, he earned his board certification in diagnostic radiology in 2015, followed by certifications for cardiac imaging (CT and MR) in 2017.

His main scientific interests focus on multiparametric cardiac imaging in a general population and disease cohorts, and advanced post-processing of cardiac CT and MRI as well as impact of image acceleration on cardiac imaging biomarkers. He is a registered young scientist at the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and a past member of the Young Club of the…

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Timothy  Albert

Timothy Albert

CEO and Executive Medical Director

Dr Timothy Albert is a proven physician executive who has successfully worked in senior healthcare management positions, the medical technology space, and clinical practice. Tim’s current role is CEO and Executive Medical Director of Huntington Hospital’s medical foundation, Huntington Health Physicians, located in Pasadena, CA. 

In addition to advisory positions in the healthcare industry Tim has held positions with the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiovascular Imaging Section Leadership Council, has been an elected Trustee for the international board of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), and a member of the board of directors of the Duke University Cardiovascular Cooperative Society. Tim has been the primary author or co-author on over two dozen review articles, book chapters, and…

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Amedeo  Chiribiri

Amedeo Chiribiri

Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging

Amedeo Chiribiri is King's CoProfessor of Cardiovascular Imaging at King's College London and Director of Cardiac MRI at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The major aim of his current research is the investigation of novel cardiac MR techniques for the non-invasive assessment of cardiac structure and function. In particular, Prof Chiribiri’s research focuses on quantification of myocardial blood flow (perfusion) and on the development of novel methods for ischaemia detection and differential diagnosis based on advanced coronary physiology modelling and machine learning, with a strong emphasis on rapid translation of new methodology into the clinic practice to evaluate benefit for the patients.

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Christopher Schneeweis

Christopher Schneeweis

Founder and Senior Consultant

Dr Christopher Schneeweis is a founder and senior consultant at Herz-MRT Rheinland – Institute for Cardiovascular Imaging in Germany.

Christopher has almost 10 years of experience in cardiovascular imaging and held a post as senior consultant at Krankenhaus der Augustinerinnen „Severinsklösterchen“ Cologne – Clinic for internal medicine, cardiology and intensive care – fostering and optimising the use of cardiovascular imaging (CMR and CT). Christopher has also lectured in the CMR Academy in Berlin and at Charite’, Berlin.

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