the tri preclinical imaging facility

The Preclinical Imaging Facility assists translational and basic research programs by providing users access to a variety of high-end in vivo and ex vivo imaging instruments. Located within the TRI's Biological Resources Facility (BRF), a specific pathogen-free PC2 facility, researchers can utilise multiple imaging modalities in a single longitudinal study. High resolution imaging of clinical samples or other materials is also possible.

Our staff provide comprehensive hands-on training on image acquisition and data analysis, and expert advice on experimental design, project development, grant and animal ethics applications. High performance computer workstations are provided for image processing and analysis of large data files. Our staff work in a collaborative manner and are happy to assist researchers however they can. 

Access to equipment is available on a fee basis and operates on a not-for-profit cost-recovery model. 

Imaging modalities available:

Imaging Modality  Equipment 

High-frequency ultrasound imaging

Visualsonics Vevo LAZR

Photoacoustic/optoacoustic imaging

Visualsonics Vevo LAZR

Optical (bioluminescence, fluorescence and Cerenkov)

Perkin Elmer IVIS Spectrum

Ultra-high resolution micro-computed tomography (µCT)

Lions Australia Bruker Skyscan 1272

Micro-positron emission tomography computed tomography (µPET-CT) 

Siemens Inveon Multi-Modality

Nuclear magnetic resonance(NMR)

Bruker Minispec LF50H

Planar X-ray

Faxitron Ultrafocus 100

Gamma counting 

Perkin Elmer 2480 Wizard

View the full list of equipment and services

The facility is available to both internal and external users. 
Please contact [email protected] for all enquiries.