Welcome to the Centre for Advanced Imaging

Professor David Reutens

“The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) brings together the skills of a critical mass of researchers and 'state-of-the-art' research imaging instruments. It is the only facility of its type in Australia, one of only a handful in the world. The 5,500 m2, $55M CAI building was funded by the Federal Education Investment Fund in 2010 and contains over $50M of imaging and spectroscopy equipment, putting UQ's researchers at the forefront of a field that is advancing swiftly.

Our researchers work on innovations in spectroscopic and imaging technology, imaging biomarker development and in biomedical research disciplines, frequently in collaboration with clinical research sites and other local, national, and international research institutes. I invite you to visit our website, view our facilities and take a glimpse at some of our activities.”

Professor David Reutens, CAI Director

CAI Highlights


  • 7T Magnetom CAI acquired the first human images in the southern hemisphere on a 7 Tesla whole body MRI scanner
  • Free biomedical imaging course Learning about brain scans and other biomedical imaging tools is now free to anyone who has access to a computer and the internet.