The cardiovascular (CV) imaging experts within the Department of Radiology serve patients by providing world-class, non-invasive cardiac and vascular imaging utilizing state-of-the-art CT and MRI techniques. All imaging studies are interpreted by fellowship-trained cardiovascular radiologists in collaboration with cardiologists with advanced training in cardiac MRI and CT. The CV section is internationally recognized for our clinical expertise and research in image acquisition and evaluation of the heart, coronary arteries, aorta and peripheral vasculature.
What We Do
The section takes pride in our educational opportunities for all levels of trainees. We offer one-year fellowships in cardiovascular imaging for radiologists and advanced imaging training for cardiologists. In combination with other sections in the Department of Radiology, we support fellowship opportunities in cardiothoracic imaging and MRI. We provide three months of cardiovascular imaging training for residents in the Department of Radiology with the opportunity for an additional mini-fellowship in the R4 year. All clinical fellows and residents receive one-on-one, case-based teaching throughout their rotations, and their education is supplemented by frequent case-based and didactic teaching conferences. We also host rotating medical students and visiting scholars who can observe image acquisition and interpretation during their time with the section.
The Cardiovascular Imaging team is driven by the aim to provide new insights into the structure and function of neurovascular and cardiovascular diseases, as well as to improve diagnosis and therapy planning by developing novel and innovative imaging techniques using MR and CT.
This section works closely with the Northwestern University Cardiovascular Imaging Research Group and collaborators within Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery to contribute to a wide breadth of clinical and translational cardiovascular imaging research projects. Examples of areas of interest of faculty within the section include cardiac structure and function assessment with MRI, 4D flow MRI evaluation of the heart and aorta, MRI evaluation of cardiac transplant rejection and chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity, CT and MR angiography and MRI acceleration techniques.