The Heartscan Promise

Our promise is to provide the best patient care on industry leading equipment at the lowest possible radiation dose to you.

Our Lowest dose CTCA so far 0.16 mSv. That's equivalent dose to a chest Xray!!!

About Us

Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death in Australia.

Heartscan Australia is a dedicated cardiac (heart) imaging service using the latest equipment including CT, nuclear medicine and MRI. We provide expert analysis in a collegiate professional environment.

Expert analysis

Studies are co-reported by Westmead  and other teaching hospital  and local cardiologists. All studies are dual read by the highest level obtainable accredited cardiologists and radiologists ensuring comprehensive expert reports. With many years of collective experience and our team reporting several thousand CTCAs each year , you can be assured of diagnostic accuracy. We also  have regular CTCA- Coronary angiogram correlation meetings to further ensure diagnostic accuracy and best practice.

CT:

At Heartscan Australia, our CT aim is simple; to diagnose ischaemic heart disease before it presents as sudden death or heart attack.

Heartscan Australia is at the forefront of the rapidly developing technology to diagnose IHD utilising the latest CT technology to ensure the best possible imaging  at the lowest radiation dose.

5 years ago at Merrylands, we were thrilled to have Australia’s first FLASH CT with stellar detectors. Today, this is still the benchmark by which other scanners are judged.

Today at Barangaroo, we have installed the Southern Hemisphere’s first Siemens DRIVE CT– this is Siemens latest premium CT for diagnosing IHD, just released at ECR 2016.

At Double Bay, we have the highly regarded Philips Ingeniuty 128 slice CT.

This equipment ensures the best possible imaging at the lowest radiation dose- some studies at the same dose as a chest xray! This was unheard of years ago and is up to 1/100 of the dose of other CTs in the market

Cardiac MRI: Heartscan Australia is a leading centre of cardiac MRI, lead by Dr Chi-Jen Hsu. In addition to using conventional cardiac MRI imaging techniques to assess myocardial function, viability and congenital heart disease. Heartscan Australia is also equipped with Siemens latest MyoMap sequences available to select centres only in Australia and around the world. MyoMaps sequences enable further tissue characteristics assessment for cardiomyopathies and myocardial oedema.We are one of NSWs largest cardiac MRI providers.

Expert analysis: Studies are co-reported by Westmead  and other teaching hospital  and local cardiologists. All studies are dual read by the highest level obtainable accredited cardiologists and radiologists ensuring comprehensive expert reports. With many years of collective experience and our team reporting several thousand CTCAs each year , you can be assured of diagnostic accuracy. We also  have regular CTCA- Coronary angiogram correlation meetings to further ensure diagnostic accuracy and best practice.

Collegiate environment and continuing Education:

Several of our reporting Cardiologists and  our principal CTCA radiologist, Dr O’Rourke are  also keenly involved in teaching . 7 years ago they Co-founded and direct Heartscan Institute. This is a faculty of local, interstate and international specialists established to teach local and international Cardiologists, Radiologists and other physicians the methodology and techniques required for high level Cardiac Imaging, particularly Cardiac CT.

At Heartscan, we welcome referring and other cardiologists to report studies. Through Heartscan Institute and Heartscan Australia, we support cardiologists to achieve and maintain ANZCTCA accreditation.