Christopher KramerDepartments of Radiology and Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA F1000 Faculty Member (since 11 November 2005)
Christopher Kramer is Professor of Radiology and Internal Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Center at the University of Virginia.
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Post-graduate Training: University of Pennsylvania
He is a Past President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) and chair of the Imaging Council of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as well as a member of the Appropriate Use Task Force of the ACC.
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is a powerful technology that offers a comprehensive imaging approach to ischemic heart disease. A major focus of our work is on developing clinical applications of cardiovascular MRI. Active clinical protocols include developing a comprehensive MR exam for clinical trials in peripheral arterial disease including atherosclerotic plaque imaging and calf muscle perfusion and energetics at peak exercise. Other clinical studies include quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging, quantitative myocardial functional imaging as a measure of dyssynchrony in congestive heart failure, coronary artery and wall imaging, and imaging of left atrial structure and mechanics. Another focus of our research is on using cardiovascular MRI in a mouse model of myocardial infarcion to understand the mechanisms underlying LV remodeling after myocardial infarction.
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