Advanced image-guided treatment centre

The suite is home to Southern Cross Heart Institute, a service capability supported by skilled, independent specialists capable of performing a range of minimally invasive cardiac procedures which, until now, have been addressed through conventional open heart surgery.

These advanced facilities on our Hamilton site represent some of most advanced currently installed in Australasia and around the world. The Philips Azurion system boasts fusion of digital X-Ray technology, CT scan and 4D ultrasound (echocardiogram) of the heart, in real time.

The ‘hybrid’ suite offers support for cardiologists as well as cardiac surgeons, and so helps to facilitate a range of the latest treatment options for patients across New Zealand with heart disease.