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CMR Core Syllabus

A learning framework for continuous medical education in cardiovascular imaging

The EACVI Core Syllabus on CMR provides a summary of the core knowledge for cardiology fellows, for technician,s and for continuing medical education of trained cardiologists. Providing adequate education is one of the main goals of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).
The purpose of producing a Core Syllabus is to enumerate the elements of knowledge that the EACVI expects the European CMR operator to possess. This document represents a driving force for the EACVI to deliver educational resources which to assist the learners in performing comprehensive and accurate CMR studies and achieving accreditation.


Documents to download

CMR Core Syllabus in congenital and paediatric heart disease

Consult the CMR Core Syllabus

    • PDF to download above

CMR Core Syllabus for Certification

The EACVI syllabus for CMR certification exam provides detailed information about what the candidate is expected to be familiar with and can thus guide in the preparation for the exam.

Consult the CMR Core Syllabus for Certification in 2 formats

  • PDF to download above
  • Interactive book below


The syllabus is not exhaustive and the candidate should be aware that questions during the certification exam do not automatically map to the current version of the syllabus.

The CMR exam tests knowledge in the theory of CMR including MR physics, clinical CMR protocols, indications and clinical application of CMR. In preparation for the exam, we recommend candidates read the syllabus of potential exam topics.