Before using our facilities, you must complete the appropriate ethics and occupational health and safety training requirements, and obtain permission from MBI's General Manager or Director.

Bookings for all preclinical instruments may require operator support, which could incur an additional charge. Contact us for more information.

All prices are indicative only, as final costs will depend on the nature and duration of the project.

Hourly rate* ($AUD, ex GST)
Human/large animal MR-PET (Siemens Biograph mMR) - does not included radiopharmaceuticals#
Human/large animal 3T MRI (Siemens Biograph mMR)
Human 3T MRI (Siemens Skyra)
Preclinical 9.4T MRI (Bruker)
Preclinical PET-CT or SPECT-CT (Siemens Inveon)
Preclinical large bore CT scanner (Siemens Somatom GoUp)75
Preclinical CT (Siemens Inveon)
Preclinical PET-CT (Mediso) located at AMREP, Prahran
Preclinical FLECT (TriFoil) and CT (Mediso) located at MIPS, Parkville
Ultrasound (VisualSonics Vevo 2100)
Additional facilities and expertise
TMS usage and basic support (e.g. basic setup and/or technical assistance)
EEG (Compumedics MagLink) usage and basic support (e.g. basic setup and/or technical assistance)
Advanced support for TMS or EEG (Compumedics MagLink) - in addition to instrument charges
Simultaneous EEG (Compumedics MagLink) and fMRI (Siemens Skyra 3T MRI)
75 + scanner costs
Operator support/specialised expertise
Fractional FTE appointments can also be arranged for longer term image analysis and acquisition
upon negotiation

* Updated 24 January 2019 and subject to change. To obtain rates for private/commercial entities, or for further information, please contact the MBI Manager.

# Please contact MBI Manager for details of radiopharamaceutical availability and pricing.

Cancellation policy

Researchers should endeavour to give maximum possible notice of cancellations so that other researchers can use the facilities. Primary investigators are responsible for ensuring that participants arrive on time for their scheduled scans. In the event of a cancellation, the following charges will apply:

  • Greater than 5 working days (121 hours) notice - no charge
  • Less than 5 working days (121 hours) notice - 25% charge
  • Less than 2 working day (48 hours) notice - 100% charge

If the number of cancellations exceeds 25% of all bookings, a flat cancellation rate of 50% will apply. Written notice of cancellation must be sent to the MBI Manager. MBI's cancellation policy applies to all MBI equipment.


MBI sends invoices on a quarterly basis. Please contact us if you require alternative billing arrangements.