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Peninsula Echo is an independent specialist echocardiography clinic providing expert level studies and reports to the Redcliffe and Peninsula region.

The clinic is situated in Suite 5, Peninsula Specialist Centre, Cnr George and Florence Sts Kippa-Ring. Signage is at the suite entrance.

The clinic is staffed by Mr Christopher Thomas and Dr Jonathan Hunter. Dr Hunter has trained extensively in echocardiography reporting. Mr Thomas leads Queensland with unmatched, extensive scanning and interpretation experience in a tertiary level institution.

Peninsula Echo claims to give the most accurate echocardiographic studies and reports in the region, through a combination of lengthy experience, high level equipment, and a dedication to the cardiovascular health of the population of the Peninsula.

Peninsula Echo welcomes referrals from general practitioners as well as public and private specialty medical teams.

At this time, all studies are bulk billed.

Services we offer

Specialists in Transthoracic Echocardiography

Peninsula Echo specialises in Transthoracic Echocardiography, or an ultrasound examination of the heart.

The service is available to outpatients from any referrer and inpatients of the Peninsula Private Hospital. At this time, all outpatient studies are bulk billed.

For the most accurate Transthoracic Echocardiography Report in the Redcliffe/Peninsula region, always refer to Peninsula Echo.

Patient Information

Echocardiography is the term given to the ultrasound examination of your heart. It is a test in which high frequency sound waves are used to create a moving picture of your heart and blood flow.

No particular preparation is required for the test.

You will be asked to change into a gown, so the sonographer may take ultrasound images of your heart through your chest wall.

The examination will take up to 45 minutes.

You will not be exposed to any radiation during the examination.

Meet our team

Dr Jonathan Hunter MBBS, GCertCU(melb), FRACP

Dr Jonathan Michael Hunter graduated in medicine from Kings College Medical School London in 2001. He initially worked for 6yrs in the NHS obtaining MRCP qualifications. He emigrated to Australia, and has resided on the Redcliffe Peninsula with his young family since 2006. He is locally trained, working at Redcliffe (RDH) Caboolture (CBH), Royal Brisbane Hospital (RBWH) and the Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH).

Dr Hunter completed his post fellowship training in Echocardiography at the renowned Prince Charles Echocardiography unit. Granted FRACP in 2014, Dr Hunter obtained a full time consultant post in Internal Medicine at Redcliffe hospital publicly, with a special interest in Echocardiography. Dr Hunter also works privately holding full accreditation at Peninsula Private hospital, Holy Spirit Northside (HSNS) and North West Private hospital (NWPH).

In addition to publishing numerous cardiology research abstracts at conference, Dr Hunter has contributed 12 peer reviewed publications and maintains active participation in echocardiography research. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland.

Mr Christopher Thomas BScApp. MScSt. AMS. DMU

Mr Christopher Thomas graduated from The University of Queensland in 1997 with a Bachelor Applied Science in Human Movement Studies. He went on to completing a Master of Scientific Studies specialising in cardiac physiology and rehabilitation.

Mr Thomas started working at the specialist cardio-thoracic tertiary referral centre, The Prince Charles Hospital in Chermside, Australia, as a Cardiac Scientist (1999). He was very quickly selected to train in cardiac ultrasound and a Diploma of Medical Ultrasound was completed in his early years. Mr Thomas made a (near) 18-year contribution to the Echocardiography Department, where he has been considered an educational resource for the hospital’s staff, and has vast experience in emergency and critical care scenarios. Mr Thomas has trained many Specialist Echo-Cardiologists working in Australia and abroad. 2006 through 2016 saw Mr Thomas operate as the hospital’s most experienced cardiac sonographer.

Mr Thomas specialises in the accurate echocardiographic assessment of ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, valvular lesions, paediatric and congenital heart disease, and assessing cardiac function post-cardiac surgery.

Mr Thomas was the first sonographer in Australia to conduct private clinics as a contractor (2002), and currently is in wide demand over 3 states to provide expert level echocardiography services to a discerning cardiology customer base.

Mr Thomas is fully accredited with the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry. He is also a member of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).

In addition to presenting his original research at the World Congress of Cardiology in 2002, Mr Thomas has been involved in countless research initiatives as new technologies arrived on to the market, such as ASD/VSD closure devices, Ventricular assist devices and trans-catheter heart valve replacements.

Mr Thomas' experience is unmatched in QLD with over 22 years of full time echocardiography experience in quaternary level institutions. He is committed to providing expert level echocardiography and image interpretation to the Peninsula region.

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  • Suite 18, Peninsula Specialist Medical Centre

  • 97 George St
    Kippa-Ring QLD 4021

  • 1300 840 125

  • 07 3319 6613

  • This is a highly specialised imaging service with variable clinic times.

  • Our phone service is now 8:30am-6pm Monday to Friday. Messagebank is available 24/7. Messages get checked regularly. If for any reason the phones are unavailable, leave a detailed message with a return phone number, or please fill in the form on the left and a staff member will get back to you very shortly.

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At this time, all studies are bulk billed.
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