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Queensland Node

Queensland node logo (Uni of Qld, HIRF)

As a leading imaging research facility in Australia, the University of Queensland’s Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) manages the most comprehensive range of magnetic resonance instrumentation in the southern hemisphere. Facility Fellows at CAI support the instrument operation and facilitate research of users in MRI, PET-CT and informatics and image processing. An Informatics Fellow ensures that best practice is pursued with respect to analysis, curation, archiving, and availability of data. CAI is able to perform imaging studies in a wide range of areas, from major diseases affecting a range of organ systems, such as neurodegenerative disorders, cancer and cardiovascular disease, through to imaging economically significant agricultural animals and plant material, minerals and construction materials.

The Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF) has been purpose-built to facilitate clinical trials. It’s state-of-the art clinical scanners and prime location within Australia’s largest hospital precinct position it as a leading global force in clinical imaging research. Its position on Herston Campus provides not only access to large patient cohorts but certified radiochemistry facilities for a broad range of PET radiotracers.  HIRF contributes three cutting-edge research scanners, based at a hospital site, to the NIF network. 

Power Capabilities

The QLD Node has a pipeline of research, from molecular probes and animal imaging to human clinical trials.

NIF Instruments
NIF Fellows
NIF Publications (2019)
NIF Users (2019)

The Team

Prof Markus Barth
Queensland Node Director
University of Queensland Facility Fellow
Dr Gary Cowin
UQ Facility Fellow
Dr Karine Mardon
UQ Facility Fellow
QLD Node Co-Director
Mr Aswin Narayanan
UQ Informatics Fellow
Queensland Node Deputy Director

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