State-of-the-Art Medical Imaging Equipment with a Difference

With cutting-edge scanning technology supplied by Siemens and our expertise, HIRF has the potential to solve significant health problems, and support a wide range of biomedical research projects.

HIRF's scanners enables the capture of detailed anatomical images along with molecular and functional processes occurring within the body. In turn, this assists researchers to improve their understanding of disease and to quickly determine whether treatments are effective. HIRF’s systems support a range of research projects in oncology, neurology, psychiatry, medical device development, and research into personalised medicine. For example, in cancer research, the scanners are able to locate a tumour in the body and give biological information about the cancer to improve diagnosis, optimise treatment planning and monitor whether therapy is working. In the case of neurological diseases such as dementia or mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, the scanners will enable detailed studies of brain structure and function along with key pathological information relating to amyloid, tau accumulation and other receptor mediated processes.

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Building 71/918
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029 Australia

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