Preclinical Imaging

BRIL imaging technologies encompasses current major in vivo imaging modalities such as high frequency ultrasound, positron emission tomography (PET), micro computed tomography (microCT), and optical imaging (bioluminescence and fluorescence). The data from imaging platforms such as microPET-CT and ultrasound can have maximal clinical relevance, allowing quick bench-to-bedside technology transfer.

A 9.4 T pre-clinical magnetic resonance (MR) imaging system was installed in 2011.  This system provides
access to high resolution MR imaging for small animals, clinical tissues and materials.  With the recent 
addition of a cryocoil platform for increased sensitivity, the facility is the best equipped of its kind in Australia 
and is competitive with any in the world, placing UNSW at the forefront of biomedical imaging.

National Imaging Facility


BRIL is part of the Australian National Imaging Facility (NIF) funded under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Characterisation capabilities. The NIF network covers a wide spectrum of imaging to cater to national and international research