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The National Imaging Facility is expanding to include HIRF.


To view the article please click here to visit the official NIF website.

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.

You can download the application form as a PDF form here, or word document here.

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.
The HIRF team are thrilled to have this new equipment available for clinicians and researchers looking to further examine abnormalities found during mammogram or ultrasound.  Breast MRI is a valuable technique to help identify cancer in high-risk patients and can also determine the extent of a known cancer in the breast. This new coil will enhance our breast imaging research capabilities and allow us to participate in multi-site clinical trials.

If you have any queries about breast imaging or other research imaging projects, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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HIRF is now listed on the national research data base (  Each system has a unique identifier that can be used in the methods section of research publications.

PETCT: 10378.3/8085/1018.17040

PETMR:  10378.3/8085/1018.17039

3T MRI:  10378.3/8085/1018.17038




HIRF will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from 24th December through to 7th January 2019