News and Research Updates

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Needles in a haystack – searching for a consistent placebo analgesia responder

We know that many people can experience placebo analgesia – but are these responses stable over time? Borrowing from the designs of longitudinal preclinical investigations, researchers at NeuRA, led by Professors Luke Henderson and Kevin Keay, have recently completed preliminary data collection investigating the consistency of placebo analgesia, combining genetic, behavioural, biological, and brain imaging …

MRI Safety at NeuRA Imaging: What You Need to Know Before Using Our Philips 3T Scanner

NeuRA Imaging is committed to ensuring the highest standards of MRI safety, offering an induction course for researchers who wish to use our state-of-the-art MRI scanner. Our Philips 3T MRI scanner isn’t just a top-of-the-line research tool; it’s also an open-access facility fully dedicated to academic, industry, and clinical research. But we offer more than …

National Imaging Facility Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

NeuRA Imaging is an integral member of The Australian National Imaging Facility and we invite you to participate in our annual scientific symposium. YOU’RE INVITED: National Imaging Facility Scientific Symposium 2023 The 2023 National Imaging Facility Scientific Symposium is presented in partnership with the Victorian Biomedical Imaging Capability (VBIC). Friday 11 August 2023 8:30am – …

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Using Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) To Define The Shear Properties Of Fat Under Load

We know that you have heard of MRI, but have you heard of MRE? Magnetic resonance elastography, or MRE as it is commonly known as, is an emerging MR technique that allows the stiffness of internal tissues to be measured quickly and noninvasively. Researchers at NeuRA, led by Professor Lynne Bilston, have recently published a …

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT Using MRI to acquire fast, repeatable brain conductivity measurements

Recent advancements in an imaging technique that measures tissue conductivity and permittivity have positioned it to be a potential candidate for use in many future MRI research studies. Implementation of MREPT in the clinic requires repeatable measurements at a short scan time and an appropriate protocol. Here, we investigated the repeatability of conductivity measurements using …

Channel 9 News features imaging trial to treat chronic pain with cannabidiol

A world-first trial conducted at NeuRA Imaging looking at the pain mitigating effects of using cannabidiol has been featured in Chanel 9 News. Spearheaded by Luke Henderson and coordinated by Rebecca Robertson, the trial accesses the NeuRA Imaging Centre to acquire images on spinal cord injury participants. A world-first trial is set to examine whether …