A collaboration with HIRF will ensure your organisation is part of an exciting new chapter in clinical imaging research. With cutting-edge Siemens scanner technology, HIRF has the potential to revolutionise patient care.  We facilitate research across all areas of the body and clinical diagnoses, such as dementia, mental illness, cancer, personalised implants and optimal surgical preparation.

There are three top reasons why HIRF is positioned for success:

Situated in Australia’s largest hospital precinct

HIRF is located at the heart of one our nation’s largest research and clinical precincts in close proximity to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and partner research facilities such as The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, and the Queensland University of Technology.

Access to large patient cohorts for clinical trials

The RBWH is one of Australia’s largest quaternary and tertiary referral teaching hospitals with capacity for more than 900 beds and access to large patient cohorts for clinical trials in a range of conditions, such as dementia and oncology. In addition, the hospital houses a large, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certified, radiochemistry facility producing the latest PET radiotracers which form the basis of imaging systems used at HIRF such as PET scans.

Support for early-phase clinical trials

HIRF is closely aligned to specialised contract research organisations that have extensive experience in supporting early phase clinical trials. Notable local organisations include Nucleus Network, which undertakes a broad range of early phase clinical trials for clients in the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; and TetraQ, which provides GLP bioanalytical services to support preclinical studies as well as early phase clinical trials and bioequivalence studies in humans.

With such expertise at its fingertips, HIRF will become the major platform for clinical imaging research in Australia.

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To find out how you can work with us to revoloutionise patient care, please contact:

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