Jamieson M. Bourque


Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor


  • Clinical Fellowship, Cardiovascular Imaging, University of Virginia
  • MD, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • Residency, Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Research Interests

Advanced cardiovascular imaging

Research Description

Advanced cardiovascular imaging including SPECT and PET, myocardial perfusion imaging and cardiac MRI for the identification and management of ischemic heart disease.

Personal Statement

I am primarily interested in the application of advanced cardiovascular imaging techniques to improve the management of ischemic heart disease. My current research focuses are the comparative effectiveness of stress cardiac MRI and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for the diagnosis of ischemic heart disease in symptomatic diabetics and the use of cardiac MRI to improve prognosis in the setting of an acute myocardial infarction. I hope to begin an active cardiac PET research program as we incorporate this modality into our clinical experience.

Selected Publications

Marinescu MA, Löffler AI, Ouellette M, Smith L, Kramer CM, Bourque JM, Coronary microvascular dysfunction, microvascular angina, and treatment strategies., 2015; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 8(2) 210-20. PMID: 25677893 | PMCID: PMC4384521

Bourque JM, Contemporary relevance of TID: Based on the company it keeps., 2015; Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. 22(3) 535-8. PMID: 25832984

Bourque JM, Patel CA, Ali MM, Perez M, Watson DD, Beller GA, Prevalence and predictors of ischemia and outcomes in outpatients with diabetes mellitus referred for single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging., 2013; Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging. 6(3) 466-77. PMID: 23547172 | PMCID: PMC3774120

Bourque JM, Schietinger BJ, Kennedy JL, Pearce EA, Christopher JM, Taylor AM, McNamara CA, Kramer CM, Usefulness of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of the superficial femoral artery for screening patients with diabetes mellitus for atherosclerosis., 2012; The American journal of cardiology. 110(1) 50-6. PMID: 22459304 | PMCID: PMC3377855

Bourque JM, Beller GA, Stress myocardial perfusion imaging for assessing prognosis: an update., 2011; JACC. Cardiovascular imaging. 4(12) 1305-19. PMID: 22172788

Bourque JM, Charlton GT, Holland BH, Belyea CM, Watson DD, Beller GA, Prognosis in patients achieving â¥10 METS on exercise stress testing: was SPECT imaging useful?, 2010; Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. 18(2) 230-7. PMID: 21132417 | PMCID: PMC3902109

Bourque JM, Holland BH, Watson DD, Beller GA, Achieving an exercise workload of > or = 10 metabolic equivalents predicts a very low risk of inducible ischemia: does myocardial perfusion imaging have a role?, 2009; Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 54(6) 538-45. PMID: 19643316 | PMCID: PMC2826719