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Andrew Arai

Consultant, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Dr Andrew Arai is a consultant in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and a Past President of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

Dr Arai’s research focuses on coronary artery disease, heart attack, and other diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels. His clinical expertise is in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate cardiovascular disease in patients.

Dr Arai received his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago in 1986. He received his BA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 1982. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a Cardiology fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1989 and 1993 respectfully. He helped build and ran the clinical cardiac MRI research program at the National Institutes of Health from 1994-2021. In 2001, he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He has authored or coauthored over 290 papers or book chapters. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.  He is a fellow in the American Heart Association. He has been President of the Cardiac MRI Study Group for the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.  He has also served as an expert advisor to the US Food and Drug Administration.

Featured Courses

Advances in Imaging: Optimising MR and CT in Daily Practice
  • 2.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • Interpret existing clinical and meta data for use of pre-procedural, image-aided ablation in ventricular arrhythmias
  • Identify where pre-procedural imaging may complement the current ablation workflow in ventricular arrhythmias
  • Recall the clinical benefits of quantitative, MRI-based approaches to evaluate ischaemia
  • Apply quantitative CMR imaging to complement existing procedural workflows in revascularisation procedures
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