New centre to push medical imaging boundaries

The next generation of scientists who will expand the boundaries of biomedical imaging to improve healthcare will be trained at an $8.5 million research hub to be established at The University of Queensland.

The Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology (CIBIT) will prepare new scientists to work in industry and develop ‘smart’ imaging probes and scanning techniques.

UQ Centre for Advanced Imaging Director Professor David Reutens said the centre would be established with a $4.7 million Australian Research Council grant and $3.8m in cash and in-kind contributions from industry partners.

“It will play a leading role in the future of biomedical imaging,” he said.

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