Monash’s ARA-MBI Preclinical Imaging Facility

A new, state-of-the-art, purpose-built preclinical imaging facility opened in 2018 for use by researchers at the Alfred precinct.

The facility includes a new 9.4T MRI scanner capable of a range of imaging including brain, abdominal, cardiovascular, muscular and articular. It also houses a NanoPET-CT, capable of high-resolution, high-efficiency PET and X-Ray CT scanning, and FLECT, capable of 3D fluorescence imaging.

Future plans include the addition of a magnetic particle imaging (MPI) scanner. The new facility is in addition to existing IVIS Lumina XR Series III equipment, which can be used for multi-modal fluorescent, bioluminescent and X-Ray imaging in vivo.

Contact: [email protected]

Alliance Partners: Monash University, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

 

Mediso PET/CT System

This system was launched at the Alfred Research Alliance in 2012. It provides high-resolution, high-efficiency PET and X-Ray CT scanning for in vivo small animal imaging.

Technical specifications and obtaining access to this facility

Contact: [email protected], Monash University

 

Magnetic Insight MPI System

ARA-MBI operates the world’s first MPI instrument that is paired with a localised hyperthermia system (HYPER module) and CT scanner. Working synergistically together, these three technologies offer a preclinical theranostic platform that delivers exceptional image quality to detect, and treat, therapeutic targets. The MPI can operate with or without the HYPER module and CT scanner.

Technical specifications and obtaining access to this facility

Contact: [email protected], Monash University

Karen Alt Monash University