Cardiology offers a wide range of non-invasive cardiac imaging, with the echocardiography service performing over 7,000 trans-thoracic echocardiograms, 300 trans-oesophageal echocardiograms and 600 stress echocardiograms each year.
Clinical service overview
Our Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging service was one of the first in Australia to introduce 3D echocardiography, commencing 3D transthoracic echocardiography in 2006 and 3D transoesophageal echocardiography in 2008.
More recently contrast echocardiography and global longitudinal strain have become available for clinically appropriate cases. The service is also recognised locally and internationally as a centre of excellence in cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, with approximately 1,000 CMR scans performed each year.
In addition to its clinical role, The Alfred CMR service is active in many locally established as well as multi-centre research studies, and generates around 10 publications each year, many of which feature in high impact journals. The service is also is accredited to perform and report computed tomographic coronary angiography (CTCA), and has established an off-site CTCA reporting service for regional imaging services.
Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar to discuss the case.
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.
If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 3263
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 6525
- Referral fax (03) 9076 2461
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