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How Cardiac MRI Transforms Cardiology

Matthias G. Friedrich, MD, Professor of Medicine, Depts. of Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology, McGill University, Montreal and Department of Cardiology, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Dept. of Radiology, Université de Montréal and Depts. of Cardiac Sciences and Radiology, University of Calgary President-Elect, Society for Cardiovascular MR

How Cardiac MRI Transforms Cardiology

Matthias Friedrich, MD

  • CREATE-MIA Event
  • Seminar
When Nov 18, 2016
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where McConnell MC103
Attendees All CREATE-MIA Trainees
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This talk will explain the unique contribution of Cardiac MRI as the most powerful diagnostic imaging modality for patients with heart disease. It will present and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this technology and also outline current cutting-edge approaches to visualize the heart muscle tissue itself as well as its changes in disease such as edema, scarring and even changes of oxygenation during a single breath-hold.



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

From 2004 to 2011, he was Professor of Medicine with the Departments of Cardiac Sciences and Radiology at the University of Calgary and developed the Stephenson Cardiovascular MR Centre, one of North Americas largest centres for Cardiovascular MR.

From 2011 to 2015, he held the Chair in Cardiac Imaging as Full Professor of the Université de Montréal and, since 2015, is Full Professor of Medicine and Chief, Cardiovascular Imaging at the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal.    
Since 2016, he also holds the position as Full Professor of Medicine at Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany, where he is head of cardiovascular imaging research.

His scientific interest is in new approaches for diagnosing cardiovascular disease using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications with about 10,000 citations, and his current h index is 45. He is member of international writing groups, editorial boards and grant review committees in Europe and North America. He is Co-PI of Canada’s national Cardiovascular Cohort Study.

He is also actively involved in the development of leading medical image post-processing software (cmr42, CMR Atlas for the iPad).

Matthias Friedrich was the Founding President of the Canadian Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and is the current President-Elect of the international Society for Cardiovascular MR.


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Funded by NSERC

Funding provided by NSERC