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Our Radiologists & Nuclear Medicine Specialists

San Radiology & Nuclear Medicine has a highly dedicated team of Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine specialists who collectively bring a wealth of experience to the Sydney Adventist Hospital. Our service model centres on the delivery of subspecialty reporting across the full spectrum of diagnostic, nuclear and interventional imaging to maximise patient and referring doctor confidence. Our Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine specialists actively participate in both hospital and community focused educational events, as well as multidisciplinary clinical meetings as part of their commitment to the Sydney Adventist Hospital and broader community.

Dr Lisa Tarlinton BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) EMBA FRANZCR FAANMS

Dr Lisa TarlintonSan Radiology & Nuclear Medicine Clinical Director
Subspecialty interests: Oncology Imaging (including PET/CT), Prostate Imaging

Dr Tarlinton is a dual qualified Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist, graduating with honours in Medicine and Surgery from the University of New South Wales in 2002 and completing her Radiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Nuclear Medicine training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Dr Tarlinton completed subspecialty fellowship training in body oncology imaging at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (NYC) in 2013/14, pursuing her subspecialty interest in oncology body imaging, including body and pelvic MRI, CT, PET/CT and Ultrasound.

Dr Tarlinton joined the San Radiology & Nuclear Medicine team as Clinical Director in 2017. Dr Tarlinton has strong leadership and management experience, graduating with an EMBA from the University of Sydney in 2011 and was Director of Diagnostic Services at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney from 2014-2017. Dr Tarlinton is a director on the board of the Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists (AANMS).

Dr Tarlinton attends numerous MDT meetings at the Sydney Adventist Hospital and is committed to ensuring that San Radiology & Nuclear Medicine provides the best possible imaging service to patients and referrers.

Dr Sebastian Heintze MBBS, FRANZCR, DDU Part1, CTCA Level B

Dr Sebastian HeintzeSubspecialty interests: Neuroradiology (CT/MR), Cardiovascular Imaging, Prostate Imaging

Dr Heintze graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987, completing his undergraduate training at Royal North Shore Hospital followed by two years in Emergency Medicine and General Practice. He completed his Radiology training in Sydney in 1995 after completing a final combined fellowship year in Interventional Radiology/MRI at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH). Dr Heintze has previously held the position of Staff Specialist Radiologist and Head of CT Imaging at RPAH.

Dr Heintze joined the San Radiology team in 2000 and was appointed CT Supervising Radiologist in 2005. Dr Heintze was instrumental in the introduction of dual source CT technology into Australia in 2006 (with the first scanner of its kind installed at the Sydney Adventist Hospital). Dr Heintze has a special interest in advanced CT applications, Cardiovascular Imaging, body and neuro imaging and is a CTCA Level B Accredited Specialist, as well as being a Committee Member on the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in CT Coronary as well as a member of RANZCR, RSNA and SCCT.

Dr Heintze conducts the imaging review of the GIT and neurology multidisciplinary meetings at the San.


Dr Eisen LiangSubspecialty interests: Interventional Radiology, particularly Gynaecological and Oncological Intervention

Dr Liang graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1988. After his internship and residency at Westmead Hospital, he started his radiology career in Hong Kong in 1990. He was awarded the FRCR (London) in 1995 and the FRANZCR in 1997. Dr Liang developed a passion for interventional radiology, which he has been practicing since 1995.

Dr Liang returned to Sydney in 2003 and has been an Interventional Radiologist at the Sydney Adventist Hospital since 2004. Dr Liang is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the USyd Medical School.

Dr Liang has a special interest in gynaecological intervention, including uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE), adenomyosis embolisation and ovarian vein embolisation for pelvic congestion syndrome. He published the results of the first series of UFE performed on Australian women in the ANZJOG (April, 2012).

Dr Liang’s other interests include oncology intervention, renal vascular hypertension and peripheral vascular intervention. He conducts the imaging review for the Gastrointestinal multidisciplinary meeting at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Dr Avi Saks


Subspecialty interests: General Radiology and Body Imaging (CT/MRI)

Dr Saks qualified as a Radiologist in South Africa in 1989 and worked in both private and public hospitals in Johannesburg from 1989-1993, prior to completing a Fellowship in MRI at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London (1993-1995). Dr Saks relocated to Australia and became a Fellow of the RANZCR in 1998.

Dr Saks has been part of the San Radiology Radiologist team since 2000 and has also worked as a Staff Specialist at Liverpool Public Hospital since that time.

Dr Saks holds Senior Lecturer appointments at both the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney. He is also a Senior Examiner for the RANZCR.

Dr Saks has strong and extensive experience in general imaging as well as a subspecialty interest in Body Imaging (CT and MRI).

Dr Mandy Baillie MB.BCh FRCR FRANZCR

Dr Mandy BaillieSubspecialty interests: General Radiology and Women’s Imaging

Dr Baillie completed her medical training in South Africa and her specialist training as a Radiologist in Auckland, New Zealand. Dr Baillie became a Fellow of the RANZCR in 1998, and commenced her career at Northshore Hospital in Auckland.

In 2002-2003, Dr Baillie completed a Fellowship in MRI at Auckland Hospital, which included Musculoskeletal, Body and Neuro MR Imaging.

Dr Baillie relocated to Australia in 2007, joining the San Radiology Radiologist Team, as well as being a Staff Specialist at Gosford Hospital.

Dr Baillie has subspecialty interests in General and Emergency Imaging, Women’s Imaging and MRI.

Dr Christopher Wong MBBS FRANZCR

Dr Christopher WongSubspecialty interests: Paediatric Radiology and Paediatric Interventional Radiology

Dr Wong completed a Fellowship in Paediatric Radiology at The Children’s Hospital of Michigan (USA) in 1997.

He had been a full-time Consultant Radiologist at The Children’s Hospital in Westmead until 2008 and was also a former Director of the Department of Medical Imaging.

Dr Wong has been part of the San Radiology Radiologist Team since 2004; focusing on the development of Paediatric Imaging services at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.

He is a past president of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Paediatric Radiology. He is currently the Associate Editor (Paediatrics) for the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology; the official journal of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

Dr Wong remains active in the affairs of the RANZCR and continues to provide valuable teaching in Paediatric
Radiology to trainee Radiologists. He is also a member of several radiological societies including the Society for
Paediatric Radiology.

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