Magnetic Resonance Imaging plays an indispensable role in understanding the anatomy and physiology of both humans and animals. From protons to a picture, the current state-of-the-art MRI technologies sit at the intersection of a variety of disciplines including physics, medicine, engineering, and informatics. Further advance of MRI requires collective efforts from all these disciplines. The Imaging Analysis team at Monash Biomedical Imaging focus on developing novel methodology to acquire, reconstruct, and analyse MR data. Through a wide range of collaborative projects, the team is challenging the current state-of-the-art MRI technology for faster acquisition, higher resolution, and more reliable quantification.
Monash Biomedical Imaging also provides access to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) enabled instruments (Inveon PET-SPECT-CT and Mediso PET-CT), which combine the benefits of the exquisite sensitivity of radioactive tracers with tomography to allow 3D visualisation for localisation in situ. Planning for the installation of a state of the art PET-MRI instrument, with associated radiochemistry laboratories for production of novel radiopharmaceuticals, is currently underway.