Australasian Radiation protection society 2023 conference

Sea World Resort Conference Centre | Gold Coast Queensland | 29 October - 2 November 2023

Australasian Radiation protection society 2023 conference

Sea Word Resort Conference Centre
Gold Coast Queensland
29 October - 2 November 2023

Technical Tour

Centre for Advanced Imaging (Fully Booked)

Date 2 November 2023
Time 8.45am – 12.00pm
Cost $125
This fee covers your coach transfers from Sea World Resort to The University of Queensland and drop off at either Brisbane Airport or Sea World Resort). This is a complimentary tour by CAI.
$30 (if the delegate does not require any coach transfers)
Registration To register for the technical tour, you may do so during the registration process. If you are already registered for the conference, please use the link on your registration confirmation email to add the technical tour. Please contact Sharon if you face any issues.
Meet up point Main reception/entrance to the resort

Tour Schedule: 
0845 | Delegates meet at the lobby (just off to the side of the concierge desk)
0900 | Depart from Sea World Resort
1030 | Arrive at University of Queensland
1030 | Tour begins
1130 | Tea break
1200 | Depart to either Sea World Resort or Brisbane Airport

Start the tour at the CAI reception desk, where visitors will be welcomed by researchers and complete signing in procedures.*

Move to the Seminar Room, where the group will hear an overview of the Centre’s history, most impactful research, and what’s planned for future development.

Next, visitors will split into two groups to visit the imaging laboratories, where they will see the Centre’s state-of-the-art equipment in action and learn from researchers about current work. The tour will include the cyclotron suite. 

Finish with tea and coffee and a chance for informal questions.

*closed, flat shoes are required. Please advise in advance if you have a pacemaker or other medical implants.

The Centre for Advanced Imaging at The University of Queensland is a world-leading research facility that uses advanced imaging technologies to improve our understanding of the human body and the world around us. 

The Centre has one of the most comprehensive ranges of imaging capability in the southern hemisphere, including two MRI whole-body scanners, several High-Resolution NMR spectrometers, EPR instruments, microimaging and animal imaging systems. The cyclotron, radiochemistry and radiobiology facility at CAI consists of a ‘Cyclone Twin’ cyclotron, specialised radioanalytical equipment, and a suite of hot-cells housing automated radiochemistry modules. In 2018, the Centre received $50 million for establishment funding of equipment, and has since had more than $10 million of upgrades.

CAI researchers are at the forefront of imaging science, working in collaboration with universities and research centres around the world. Research spans a broad spectrum, from development of new imaging technologies to studies of major diseases such as dementia, epilepsy, and cancer. The Centre’s equipment and capabilities are also used for research in food health, agriculture, wildlife animals, plants, minerals and construction materials.

Specifically, research covers:

  • Molecular and biomedical imaging including MRI and PET in humans and animal models.
  • Electronic paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR) and Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
  • Data analysis and applications of novel computational methods.
  • Structural biology and chemistry.
  • Materials science.

For more information, please visit Centre for Advanced Imaging website.