The Centre for Magnetic Resonance has one of the best equipped magnetic resonance laboratories in Australia, containing the only 750 MHz high resolution NMR spectrometer in the southern hemisphere.
The Centre for Magnetic Resonance houses the most comprehensive range of magnetic resonance instrumentation in the southern hemisphere. This includes a Bruker 750mHz high resolution spectrometer, a Bruker S200 wholebody imaging system, a pulsed FT EPR system, two Siemens 1.5Tesla, and one 4Tesla scanners purchased jointly with a private hospital and the State's largest public hospital. The three scanners at the Wesley and Royal Brisbane Hospitals not only enhance our ability to carry out research and be able to gather cohorts large enough to validate data, but also allow us to collaborate with the hospitals in ground breaking research using MRI. The capital investment in the Centre is now approximately $A30 million, with the 4Tesla instrument being the first of its kind in Australia.
The Centre also runs its own highly sophisticated and modern Engineering Facilities off campus. In addition to manufacturing prototypes for the Centre's own research purposes, the Engineering Facilities is fully engaged in manufacturing specialised MR equipment for sale internationally. This market is growing rapidly and discussions have been occurring in relation to the commercialisation of the Engineering Facilities through a fully privatised company.
The facilities of the Centre are available for use by researchers who may wish to participate in collaborative research with scientists from the Centre, or use the facilities independently to aid their own research.