Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta - stephenson

By: Libin  09-12-2011

The Stephenson CMR Centre at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta is a diagnostic facility dedicated exclusively to Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR).

History

The Centre was envisioned and initiated by Dr. Neil Filipchuk, Director of Nuclear Cardiology at the Department of Cardiac Sciences of the University of Calgary and the Calgary Health Region. Ken Stephenson, a Calgary businessman and philanthropist, has contributed with a generous donation and also by raising additional funds. The Stephenson Cardiovascular MR Centre opened to the public on March 16, 2005. As part of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, the centre provides clinical service and research to the University of Calgary and the Calgary Health Region.

Staff

The Centre Director is Dr. Matthias Friedrich, Associate Professor with the Departments of Cardiac Sciences and Radiology, University of Calgary. Dr. Friedrich is a cardiologist and was formerly the Director of the CMR program at the Franz-Volhard-Klinik at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany before he was recruited to Calgary in 2004.

  • Dr. Hassan Abdel-Aty, MD
  • Dr. Craig Butler, MD
  • Dr. James Clarke, MD
  • Jacqueline Flewitt, MSc
  • Dr. Jordin Green, PhD
  • Dr. Andrew Howarth, MD
  • Dr. Andreas Kumar, MD
  • Dr. Matthias Voehringer, MD
  • Loreen Thon, RT
  • Sheri Lee Rinella, RT
  • Myra Cocker
  • Lucia Ma
  • Lynne Fisk, RN
  • Sandra Rivest, RN
  • Sharon Boutin
  • Kristy Mahar
  • Carrie Lac

Clinical Service

The Stephenson CMR Centre offers clinical CMR applications in:

  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Cardiomyopathies including arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia
  • Myocarditis
  • Cardiac masses
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Congenital heart disease

Research Areas

The team has a strong interest in characterizing diseased myocardial tissue and currently has a focus in the following areas:

  • Visualization of myocardial inflammation
  • Visualization of tissue edema in acute myocardial injury
  • Visualization of tissue oxygenation in myocardial ischemia

CMR Training

The Stephenson CMR Centre offers a structured CMR Training Program for cardiologists and radiologists including theoretical and practical lessons. Training opportunities range from 4-day courses up to 3-month or 12-month fellowships.


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