Recent news stories of interest to Monash-based biomedical imaging users.
June 2013 - "Cognitive Neuroimaging Research Group" - Meetings from Friday 05 July, 2013
February 2013 - Summary of charges: For researchers preparing budget information for inclusion in competitive funding applications
SouthEast University China delegation visit Monash Biomedical Imaging
30 May 2012 - Monash Biomedical Imaging Opening
The Monash Biomedical Imaging facility at 770 Blackburn Rd, Clayton was officially opened by The Hon Louise Asher MP, Victorian Minister for Innovation, and Professor Edward Byrne AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University, on Wednesday 30 May, 2012. Monash Biomedical Imaging was made possible by the support of both the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.
Channel 7 news coverage of the event included information on the ASPREE Trial which will utilise the new MRI facility at Monash Biomedical Imaging. This footage can be viewed at the following link: http://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/latest/a/-/newshome/13821058/test-the-benefits-of-aspirin/
A Symposium on Imaging brain development and plasticity was held in the afternoon, with keynote speaker Prof Euan Wallace, Director, Ritchie Centre and Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Southern Health who presented "Cell therapies for tomorrow's medicine: seeing the road ahead". The symposium also showcased other clinical and fundamental research in the area of degenerative and developmental brain injury, focusing on the current or potential application of imaging technologies to enhance our understanding of injury mechanisms.
Building update April 2012
Renovation of the ground floor of building 220 to accommodate our new facilities has been completed. This included the creation of a new entrance to the north side of the building, a link to the Imaging and Medical Beamline at the Australian Synchrotron, and shielding of the MRI rooms. Landscaping of the surrounding gardens has been also completed.
The Siemens 3 Tesla MR scanner, Agilent 9.4 Tesla MR scanner and Siemens Inveon PET SPECT CT scanners have all been successfully delivered to the facility. Please refer to our Facilities page for the timeline of scanner availability.
Other stories of interest
10/10/2011 - Monash researcher has Featured Article in Physics in Medicine and Biology
Dr Sabeena Sidhu's recently published paper, 'Classification of breast tissue using a laboratory system for small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS)', has been chosen as a Featured Article in Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB) and so is free to access for all. It is available here.
The paper was also featured from Monday 10 October as the Editor's Choice on PMB's sister website, medicalphysicsweb.org.
17/09/2011 - AusTomo III
The 3rd AusTomo workshop was held on 23rd November at the Australian National University. The conference website is: physics.anu.edu.au/appmaths/AusTomo3/.
The aim of the meeting is to bring the Australian tomography community together to increase awareness of each group's expertise, to discuss current and future research directions, and to encourage collaboration.