The Baker Institute’s Clinical Research Domain focuses on imaging and other diagnostic tools to better understand disease development and treatment, clinical trials and health services research.
The Domain incorporates the Baker Institute’s clinical services, including specialised heart, diabetes, lung, eye and weight reduction clinics, as well as a range of allied health and health education services. Equipment includes state-of-the-art MRI, transthoracic and stress echocardiography and body composition (DEXA) scanning.
The MRI scanner is capable of detailed morphologic and functional cardiac imaging, including the ability to acquire real-time data during exercise. Research and investigational services include ECG, Holter and ambulatory BP monitoring, ankle:brachial indices and cardiopulmonary exercise testing, as well as the Alfred Centre clinical research facilities comprising a clinical and research gymnasium and dedicated clinical research rooms.
General research enquiries
Prof André La Gerche
Head, Sports Cardiology