Cardiac imaging tests are used to screen for heart disease. They can determine what is causing your symptoms, monitor
your heart and find out if your treatment is working. Cardiac (heart) imaging procedures include CT Coronary Angiography, Coronary
Artery Calcium Scoring and MRI Heart (Cardiac MRI). Our specialist radiologists supervise or perform these diagnostic procedures
in our clinics across the Sunshine Coast.
An echocardiogram, or an ‘echo’ is a common procedure undertaking for cardiac imaging. It uses ultrasound (sound waves) to produce
an image of your heart. No radiation is involved. Your heart muscle, valves, large blood vessels and blood flow can be assessed
in great detail. Echocardiography provides your doctor with information about the blood pressure within the chambers of the
heart and lungs.Echocardiography is not dangerous and does not involve radiation or X-rays. You should not feel pain or discomfort.