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Sunday28 February 2021

On 17 October, the Victorian Biomedical Imaging Capability held its annual network meeting at the Ian Potter Auditorium, Melbourne Brain Centre. Over 70 people attended to hear Professor Lawrence Wald (Harvard University) give his keynote on new directions for brain MRI hardware and acquisition.

At Monash University's Centre for Human Anatomy Education, Director Professor Paul McMenamin, Dr. Justin Adams, Ms Michelle Quayle (pictured below) and Dr. Simon Collins are creating a cost effective anatomical kit to be known as 'The Monash 3D Printed Anatomy Series' - a modern replacement of cadavers for those not lucky enough to have the real thing. A CT scanner is used to capture the surface geometry information of an anatomy specimen. These CT images are converted into a digital model of the specimen that is coloured and 3D printed to create a full sized replica of the original body part. The kit contains all the major parts of the body required to teach anatomy of limbs, chest, abdomen, head and neck. We had a chat to Michelle about the kit and the imaging tools and techniques used to create it. Here is what she had to say:

 

Professor Lawrence Wald will present "New Directions for Brain MRI Hardware and Acquisition" as part of the 2014 VBIC Network Meeting.

The University of Melbourne 2014 Open to Business Forum, hosted by the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute was held at the Woodward Conference Centre. It provided the chance for industry guests and UoM academia to explore and discuss keys to successful engagement, opportunities for engagement and better ways to collaborate.

The 7T MRI scanner has been delivered and the magnet is in the process of being amped up.

As discussed at the Town Hall meeting held in December 2013, an introductory scanning package will be offered to all local research users including members of VBIC. This package is designed to assist researchers to obtain preliminary image data to use in applying for 7 T MRI-related research grants in 2014/2015, for funding commencing in late 2015/2016.