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

Feature Research Projects

Contrast free MR angiography
Industry engagement: Contrast free MR angiography

Angiography is a common medical imaging technique that is used to visualise organs and blood vessels of the body. In order to obtain best images, Gadolinium-based contrast agent is the most commonly used chemical to enhance the visualisation of the vessels. However, there has been recent evidence linking gadolinium with the serious systemic fibrosing disease... Read more

Bruker ClinScan MR/PET scanner, Dr gary Cowin (NIF-UQ node).
Multi-Organ Simultaneous Dynamic Gd-MRI and FDG PET in the Mouse

Targeted or “smart” biological compounds are a rapidly expanding field for the next generation of drugs for disease treatment and enhancing plant and animal production. Traditional methods, such as MRI and PET, measure the uptake of an agent with a single label via a single imaging modality, these results include a combinations of the delivery... 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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