Anyone can have heart disease.
Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death amongst Australian men and women?
Every 12 minutes one person in Australia dies from cardiovascular disease. But increasingly accurate testing and non-invasive interventions can lead to better quality of life and increased life expectancy. Many heart diseases can be prevented, and even after diagnosis, many can be treated and managed effectively.
Lime Radiology provides a range of advanced cardiac imaging services using state-of-the-art technology to assist you. We employ sub-specialist cardiac radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and work with cardiologists, whose combined experience often collaborate to provide a precise anaylsis of your cardiovascular health.
Some of the cardiac imaging services available at Lime Radiology include:
A transthoracic echocardiogram, also called an echo, is a complex, non-invasive examination that uses ultrasound to image the heart and is the first-line cardiac imaging investigation for many cardiac conditions. This examination provides detailed live images of the heart muscle's function and valves, giving a highly accurate assessment of the overall health of the heart.
Myocardial Perfusion Study
Myocardial Perfusion Study, is a Nuclear Medicine approach, using a radioactive tracer to evaluate myocardial blood flow during periods of rest and at the peak of exercise. This assesses the patency of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle, identifying whether they are unobstructed, partially blocked or completely blocked.
For more information about Cardiac Imaging Services, please see our Fact Sheet here.
Speak to your GP about various cardiac imaging scans that may assist in the prevention or diagnosis of heart issues.