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.
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.
HIRF is now listed on the national research data base (researchdata.ands.org.au). Each system has a unique identifier that can be used in the methods section of research publications.
3T MRI: 10378.3/8085/1018.17038