HEART IMAGING

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“Calcium Scoring and Echocardiography Services are offered at our Fairfield Practice.” 

Direct Radiology Cardiac Imaging

  • Echocardiography

  • Calcium Scoring

As part of Direct Radiology’s comprehensive medical imaging service, we provide a premium cardiac imaging service. Utilising the latest equipment, our Radiologists and clinical staff collaborate with cardiac imaging experts and a leading Cardiologist to provide you and your patient with the very best of care and an accurate diagnosis. With the introduction of echocardiography (now available), we now offer a truly comprehensive cardiac imaging service.

How important is cardiac imaging?

Cardiac Imaging is an essential tool in the diagnosis and evaluation of treatment for cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Australia and was the underlying cause of death in 43,946 Australian deaths in 2012 (30% of all deaths), according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Mortality Database. It was an associated cause of death in a further 37,558 deaths.

Where CVD was listed as underlying cause of death:

  • 46% were due to coronary heart disease (CHD)

  • 19% were due to stroke

  • 10% were due to heart failure and cardiomyopathy

Source: http://www.aihw.gov.au/cardiovascular-disease/deaths

Echocardiography

Direct Radiology is proud to introduce a premium echocardiography service. We have partnered with an expert cardiac sonographer and a leading cardiologist to ensure your patients receive the very best in care and an accurate diagnosis.

To refer to this service, no special referral is required. Simply request on your existing Direct Radiology referral form. If you do not have our referral forms, please email us at: info@directradiology.com.au

Direct Radiology use the latest Philips Ingenuity 128 Slice Low-Dose CT scanner to produce state-of-the-art, high resolution images at the lowest possible dose.