The major imaging modalities available at the five VBIC Nodes 

VBIC encourages use of all its facilities by external parties and strongly supports researchers in the creation of multimodal imaging projects (that is the use of multiple pieces of imaging equipment at one or more VBIC node as part of the experimental design).

The use of all facilities is offered at very competitive rates. Expert staff can assist new users with study design, equipment set-up, data interpretation and analysis, publication and discussion of future projects. There are also possibilities for full scientific collaborations.

Imaging Equipment

The equipment available through VBIC and its partners includes:


Human, large and small animal MRI scanners

Human and small animal PET-CT scanners

Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Large animal DEXA

Animal confocal endomicroscopy

Nuclear scintigraphy


Different VBIC Nodes have different equipment:

Monash Biomedical – Clayton

9.4T MRI (Small Animal)

 3T MRI (Human / Large Animals)

 Simultaneous 3T MR-PET (Human / Large Animals)

 PET-SPECT-CT (Small Animal)

 Vevo 2100 Ultrasound (Small Animal)

 LP-100 MRI MR Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) (Small / Large Animal)

 CT (Human / Large Animal)


The Florey Institute – Heidelberg

3T MRI (Human)


Alfred Research Alliance – Monash Biomedical Imaging (ARA-MBI) – Prahran

9.4T MRI (Small Animal)

 NanoPET-CT (Small Animal)

 Magnetic Particle Imaging (Small Animal, Coming Soon)


Monash Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) – Parkville

FLECT-CT (Small Animal)


Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Centre (ONJCRI) – Heidelberg

PET-MRI (Small Animal)

 NanoSPECT-CTTM (Small Animal)

 IVIS® Spectrum (Small Animal)


Swinburne University – Hawthorn

MEG (Human)

 3T Prisma MRI (Human)

 EEG (Human)


University of Melbourne – Parkville

7T MRI (Human)

 PET-CT (Human)


For further information on equipment and contact details for each Node, view Node flyers or the contact page.

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