Preclinical, Imaging & Research Laboratories (PIRL)

Adelaide, Australia
Preclinical, Imaging & Research Laboratories (PIRL)

Preclinical, Imaging & Research Laboratories (PIRL) is a Node of the National Imaging Facility (NIF), a national biomedical imaging infrastructure in Australia.

PIRL is renowned as a state-of-the-art large animal research imaging facility with access to a network of imaging specialists, locally and around Australia.

Some of the equipment at PIRL is listed below:

  • a large animals facility with 3T Siemens Skyra MRI, 16 slice Phillips CT, C arm fluoroscopy, X-Ray equipment, ultrasound, surgical suites
  • a rodent imaging facility with Bruker Albira II PET/SPECT, Bruker 1T Icon MRI, Bruker SkyScan microCT (µCT), IVIS Spectrum optical imaging, Echo MRI, Irradiator
  • a cyclotron

The full list of equipment available at the Node is available here.


National Imaging Facility (NIF):

Preclinical, Imaging & Research Laboratories (PIRL):

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The Shadowing Offer

Main focus

Quality management

Core facility management

Software tools

Image data storage and analysis

Hands-on 3T Siemens Skyra, all small animal scanners, some equipment subject to EPA licensing

Other Activities

Weekly seminars at SAHMRI

Preferred position of applicant

Facility manager

Imaging specialist

Post-processing specialist

Duration of stay

2-4 weeks