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Cardiac Imaging Research SA

About Cardiac Imaging Research South Australia

Cardiac Imaging Research South Australia (CIRSA) is a not-for-profit cardiac imaging research organisation based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Core Lab

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 Profile



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.





Corsa Mission

CIRSA Mission


  • Conduct original research in new methods and application of cardiac imaging modalities in people with heart diseases.
  • Educate and train cardiology and radiology researchers, clinicians, fellows and students in the use of cardiac imaging techniques in clinical research.
  • Provide academic leadership and collaborate with research institutions and the biomedical industry in cardiac imaging research.
  • Fund vital research in cardiac imaging to better support patient care.