High resolution horizontal bore MRI for molecular and spectroscopic imaging (ARC LIEF administered by The University of Sydney) (2013)
The ability to non-invasively image molecular events in animal models of disease using e.g. magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) is a crucially important research capability. The National Imaging Facility (NIF) has
played a central role in delivering this capability to the Australian research community, however there remains no single facility with pre-clinical MRI and PET co-located with facilities for developing next generation imaging probes. This proposal addresses this critical capability gap. It will enable longitudinal studies in animal models of disabling diseases, such as schizophrenia, stroke, cardiovascular disease and cancer, using the most advanced molecular imaging probes.