Cardiac Imaging Research South Australia (CIRSA) is a not-for-profit cardiac imaging research organisation based in Adelaide, South Australia.
We are an academic research organisation (ARO) providing Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) core lab services in multicentre national and international clinical trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.
We conduct investigator-initiated, grant-funded clinical research and imaging clinical trials.
We are an internationally recognised CMR training facility in Australia. We provide education and training in Cardiac MRI to cardiologists and radiologists in Australia, North Asia and South East Asia. We are an accredited training site by the Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) for Level I, II and III CMR teaching courses and workshops.
CIRSA was founded by Prof Joseph Selvanayagam, who is recognised for his research in the use of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in heart failure, myocardial injury and cardiomyopathy
Cardiac imaging involves the use of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), echocardiography (also known as cardiac ultrasound) and cardiac computed tomography (CT) to manage and treat heart diseases.
The objective of our organisation is to research the use of these imaging modalities to improve the cardiovascular outcomes of people suffering from heart diseases.
We are located at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide.