• Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF)

    Situated within Australia's largest hospital precinct, the Herston Hospital Campus in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 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
  • Devoted to Clinical Research and Trials

    One of only a handful of imaging research facilities in Australia
  • Unprecedented Access

    To high-quality imaging equipment and allows the rapid translation of research into clinical practice
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Providing Researchers Unprecedented Access to High Quality Imaging Equipment
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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 collaboration with HIRF will ensure your organisation is part of an exciting new chapter in clinical imaging research. With cutting-edge scanning technology supplied by Siemens, HIRF has the potential to revolutionise patient care in the areas of dementia and ageing, mental illness, brain development and cancer.

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 Queensland University of Technology’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.

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 dementia, oncology and other conditions. In addition, the hospital houses a large, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certified, radiochemistry facility producing the latest PET radio tracerswhich 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 Q-Pharm Pty Limited, 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.

 

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

Associate Professor Paul Thomas, HIRF Director, +61 7 3346 5035, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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