HIRF is situated within Australia's largest hospital precinct, the Herston Hospital Campus in Brisbane, Queensland.
HIRF is one of only a handful of imaging research facilities in Australia and the first to be devoted entirely to clinical research. The facility has been built to cater for the growing role of imaging in clinical research. It gives researchers unprecedented access to high-quality imaging equipment and allows the rapid translation of research into clinical practice.
With its cutting-edge scanning technology, HIRF has the potential to revolutionise patient care in the areas of dementia and ageing, mental illness, brain development and cancer.
A new pilot support scheme has been announced at HIRF!
The 2020 support scheme seeks to capture new ideas for innovative use of imaging in medicine. Reflecting the increasing role of collaboration at an early stage of innovation, this round of the scheme seeks to support ideas that are already able to demonstrate a link with state-wide, national or international research teams.
Herston Imaging Research Facility celebrated 1300 MRI, 200 PET/CT and 350 PET MR scans in September!
Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF) is now home to a new 18 channel breast coil for MRI, which delivers brilliant image quality and is better able to visualise masses in dense tissue.
HIRF Christmas Closure 2019
HIRF will close from December 23rd 2019 to 6th January 2020.
Any research scans will need to occur before or after these dates.
We hope you all have a happy and safe holiday during this time,
and come back rejuvenated for another great research year in 2020.