Quantum GX MicroCT WSU

Quantum GX MicroCT

This imaging system provides high-resolution images at an X-ray dose low enough to enable true longitudinal imaging capability. The Quantum GX offers the highest resolution among all the microCT scanners for pre-clinical imaging (4.5 micrometre voxels). The wide field of view (FOV) scanning at 36 mm and 72 mm allows for high resolution imaging of mice, rats and rabbits.

  • Anatomical imaging studies

  • Materials imaging

  • 4.5 micron voxel resolution

  • 36 mm x 72 mm field of view

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Bill Price smiling at the camera in a fetching pink shirt
Western Sydney University Node Director
University of Western Sydney Facility Fellow

PET/SPECT/CT Small Animal USyd/ANSTO

PET/SPECT/CT Small Animal

Simultaneous use of both Siemens Inveon scanners has been routine, and faster throughput imaging using dual-mice beds designed in-house has been established. Non-invasive methods from image-derived input functions for quantification and kinetic modelling have been developed and validated. In vivo validation of Partial Saturation Approach (PSA) modelling method using 11C-raclopride has also been established. The complete process from radioisotope production by the cyclotron, radiochemical labelling and imaging continues to be delivered, and post-mortem analysis for biodistribution is now routine.

  • Small animal imaging studies

  • PET/CT and PET/SPECT/CT scanners

  • Pipeline of radioisotopes

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University of Sydney / ANSTO Node Co-Director
Prof Fernando Calamante
University of Sydney / ANSTO Node Co-Director

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PET/CT Small Animal UQ

PET/CT Small Animal

Karine operating the PET-CT at UQ

The Siemens Inveon multi-modality PET/CT imaging scanner is capable of providing three dimensional CT and PET images of live mouse and rat as well as fixed samples. The system can deliver high resolution CT images (<10 µM for a field-of-view <20mm) with a maximum field-of-view of 80 mm X 50 mm (with a resolution of approximately 50 µM).

  • Anatomical imaging studies

  • Min resolution 1 mm, max field-of-view 120 mm

  • Sensitivity in pico-Molar range

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Prof Markus Barth
Queensland Node Co-Director
Dr Karine Mardon
QLD Facility Fellow

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MSOT inVision256-TF UNSW

MSOT inVision256-TF

Image of MSOT system

The Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) inVision256-TF (iThera Medical) was acquired with the help of the Cancer Institute NSW equipment grant 2014. It is the only system capable of multispectral tomographic imaging of an entire mouse.

  • 256 detector elements

  • 10 fps for real time imaging

  • 150 nm spatial resolution

  • Integrated CryoMOUSE reference anatomy

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UNSW Facility Fellow
UNSW - BRIL Node Director

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MR/PET Small Animal UQ

MR/PET Small Animal

Gary operating the MR-PET at UQ. Image courtesy of CAI, UQ

The world’s first Bruker ClinScan MR/PET scanner was commissioned at CAI in late 2012 as part of the NCRIS funded National Imaging Facility UQ node. This system allows simultaneous acquisition of MRI and PET images of an animal or sample. The technology combines the exquisite structural and functional characterisation of tissue provided by MRI with the extreme sensitivity of PET imaging of metabolism and tracking of uniquely labelled cell types or cell receptors. The Clinscan MRI system is comprised of a 7 Tesla, 30 cm bore superconducting magnet, with operating software identical to the Siemens clinical MRI platform.

This enables the most direct translation of research outcomes from animals to humans, benefiting a wide range of biomedical and scientific research. The PET insert has been developed to provide optimal performance in the high magnetic field of the MRI system.

  • Functional characterisation

  • Structural characterisation

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

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Prof Markus Barth
Queensland Node Co-Director
Dr Gary Cowin
QLD Facility Fellow

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Mock MRI scanner UNSW-NeuRA

Mock MRI

UNSW Mock MRI

The UNSW Node houses a ‘mock scanner’ to assist preparations with anxious participants, allowing them to experience being inside a small space  before going into the real scanner

  • Mock fMRI functions

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UNSW Facility Fellow
UNSW - NeuRA Node Director

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Mock MRI scanner Florey

Mock MRI Scanner

Mock MRI scanner

A mock MRI scanner is a practice MRI scanner that mimics the sounds and equipment of the MRI environment. This scanner is available to researchers accessing the Florey facilities.

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Florey Informatics Fellow
Florey Node Director

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Mobile x-ray LARIF

Mobile x-ray

Villa Visitor mobile X-Ray unit

  • Large animal imaging studies

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MicroCT LARIF

MicroCT

Small animal micro CT Skyscan. This facility is located at the North Tce site of LARIF.

  • Animal imaging studies

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LARIF Node Director
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LARIF Facility Fellow

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MEG Swinburne

MEG

MEG instrument in operation

The Neuromag TRIUX, is a magnetoencephalography (MEG) platform from Elekta. It addresses key MEG requirements that are critical for robust functional mapping studies. The system features higher tolerance for magnetic interferences, new user interface features and patient comfort enhancements.

The MEG system at Swinburne Neuroimaging (SNI) has been established with the full range of peripheral technologies and stimuli presentation devices available.

  • High temporal precision

  • Magnetically shielded location

  • Multimodal technique combinations, including MRI, EEG, TMS, and tDCS

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Swinburne University of Technology Node Director
Dr Will Woods
Swinburne Facility Fellow

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