National Imaging Facility

The Australian National Imaging Facility (NIF) is a $130 million project that provides state-of-the-art imaging capability of animals, plants, and materials for the Australian research community. NIF’s grid of imaging facilities spreads across Australia, aiming to provide a range of leading-edge imaging instrumentation and expertise in the optimal use of imaging technology to the Australian research community.

Established in 2007, NIF is one of the four initiative projects implemented by the Australian Government, under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Characterisation capabilities. Recently, NIF has further expanded by the Education Investment Fund (EIF), which supports world-leading, strategically-focused infrastructure investments that will transform Australian tertiary research and education.

 

 

 

Featured Researcher

UQ node
Dr Gary Cowin

Dr Gary Cowin (UQ Node) develops new MR based projects on Bruker (9.4T large animal, 16.4T small animal micro-imaging system and 7T Clinscan systems) and Siemens human MRI systems (1.5T and 3T clinical and 7T research systems) for Human and Animal studies. He is also developing simultaneous PET and MRI imaging on the world's first commercial prototype of a preclinical combined PET/MRI system. He has extensive experience investigating fat localisation and mobilisation, extending image resolution on ultra-high field... Read more

Featured Research Projects

ProstateCancer1a
Enhanced MRI of Preclinical Prostate Cancer

  MRI is a useful imaging tool in prostate cancer management. It provides excellent soft tissue contrast and multidimensional information, does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation, and is non-invasive. However, like other imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT), transurethral ultrasound (TRUS) and nuclear imaging, MRI cannot adequately detect small tumors. The ability to... Read more

EuroBioImaging
Global BioImaging Project

  AMMRF and NIF announce their inclusion in EU Horizon 2020-funded Global BioImaging (GBI) project that commences today. The grant to Euro-BioImaging is built on their existing collaboration with two NCRIS-supported projects, the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) and the National Imaging Facility (NIF) and with India-BioImaging, around imaging infrastructure. Euro‐BioImaging is a large‐scale... Read more

General Enquiries:

admin@anif.org.au +61 7 3346 9360 Center for Advanced Imaging,
Building 57,
Research Road,
University of Queensland,
St Lucia Qld 4072

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