TRI Innovation and Translation Centre in collaboration with Siemens Healthineers

Placing Queensland at the forefront of global medical imaging technology, the TRI Innovation and Translation Centre in collaboration with Siemens Healthineers was established with funding from Advance Queensland, a Queensland Government initiative, in 2016 

The technology and skills available at this centre enable researchers and clinicians to utilise advanced medical imaging approaches to develop innovative solutions to clinical problems, without the need for invasive testing.

The TRI Innovation and Translation Centre in Collaboration with Siemens Healthineers includes: 

  • An advanced suite of clinical imaging facilities, including 3T Prisma and Skyra scanners
  • A multidisciplinary team of researchers and professionals from biomedical science, medical imaging, biomedical engineering, imaging analysis and modelling. 

Based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus, this centre enables researchers and clinicians at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) to develop imaging technology and protocols to investigate their application in diagnosis and treatment of various conditions. 

The centre is led by TRI CEO and Director of Research Professor Carolyn Mountford, who has nearly 30 years of experience in working with magnetic resonance spectroscopy. According to Professor Mountford, the newly-developed scanning technologies and techniques at the centre could provide a better platform for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer, trauma, immunotherapy, chronic pain and other disorders and diseases.

Current research projects

Picture: The Siemens 3Tesla Prisma MRI is part of the diagnostic imaging suite at the TRI Innovation and Translation Centre in collaboration with Siemens Healthineers, based on the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus.