Human MRI

3 Tesla

The Facility (MBC Heidelberg) is the only one in Australia that operates two 3 Tesla MRI scanners dedicated to research. The Siemens TRIO - a 60cm bore MRI scanner and the Siemens Skyra - a 70cm bore MRI scanner, are utilised with dedicated head coils to perform internationally competitive research involving advanced anatomical imaging studies, functional MRI (fMRI), MR Spectroscopy (MRS), perfusion MRI, and diffusion MRI. The state of the art scanners are also equipped with specialised MRI coils for body & extremity imaging studies.

For further information on this 3T facility please contact:  

Shawna Farquharson
Chief Research Radiographer
Phone: +61 3 9035 7000

7 Tesla

In 2014, a 7 tesla human MRI system (one of only two in Australia) was installed at the MBCIU in Parkville.

For further information on this 7T facility please contact:

A/Prof Leigh Johnston
Director of the Melbourne Brain Centre Imaging Unit
Phone: +61 3 8344 1940