National Imaging Facility – Advancement in Western Australian node

The Western Australian node of the National Imaging Facility (NIF) is expanding and acquiring a dedicated human research 3T MRI. The new MRI will be located at the QEII campus, available to all WA researchers and provided at the lowest sustainable cost. The expected commissioning date is Q1 2021.

An information workshop is being held to inform WA researchers about the opportunities the MRI provides and how to access and take full advantage of the machine when it is installed.

Graham Galloway, the CEO of the NIF will be presenting and there will also be discussion on how to incorporate the MRI activities in this round of grant applications (NHMRC and ARC).

The workshop is a good opportunity to get all the relevant information about the new MRI and meet other researchers who will also be using the MRI.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 19 from 3 – 4 pm at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. If you would like to attend please RSVP.


Thank you to all supporters of this expansion:

  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)
  • WA State Government
  • Lotterywest
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Cancer Council WA
  • Curtin University
  • Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science
  • Ian Potter Foundation
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
  • Murdoch University

Graham Galloway

Professor Galloway is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Imaging Facility (NIF). He has been instrumental in establishing imaging collaborative research infrastructure in Australia.

He is passionate about providing open access to the imaging resources and enabling effective use of those resources. Graham’s research interests include the use of in vivo Magnetic Resonance to test the efficacy of pharmaceutical agents, novel applications for the use of Magnetic Resonance in physiological studies and material sciences, and pushing the boundaries of the technology into new applications.

His role in all projects is characterised by his multidisciplinary background, which ensures that he is able to draw together apparently disparate threads.

User Survey

Over the past year, WAHTN has been working with the WA research community to procure a research-dedicated human MRI and human PET-CT. We are asking you to complete a short survey to estimate the potential usage of the two machines once they are commissioned.

Please click on this link and answer a few quick questions. The survey takes less than a couple of minutes to complete.