Centre of Advanced Imaging  

University of Queensland 

The Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI) captures highly experimental molecular imaging technology and the necessary support resources within a single facility.  The CAI is appropriately sited within the research precinct on the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus adjacent the Gehrmann and Ritchie Buildings and with nearby access to the adjacent Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) Building and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN).

To realise the full potential of imaging as a research tool, the CAI provides a rich collaborative environment for researchers in disciplines ranging from engineering, synthetic and radiochemistry, physics and computer science to biology, medicine and psychology. This potent mix of researchers works on innovations in imaging technology, imaging biomarker development and in biomedical research disciplines.


The new CAI facility accommodates NMR (Nuclear magnetic resonance) and EPR (Electron paramagnetic resonance) alongside the complimentary use of MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (Positron emission tomography) imaging technologies in association with a Cyclotron and supporting radiochemistry laboratories for research and commercial partnering.

I was impressed with your team’s performance throughout the process. During the design and development process it was a particular pleasure to see our ideas being turned into feasible designs.
I think the meetings where we iterated the design of the cyclotron and radiochemistry areas are an example where, together with right team of consultants, we were able to try a number of designs and settle on a design which has been praised by virtually everybody who has visited the facility.
— Prof. David Reutens, Director CAI


2007 - 2013


Project Value

John Wardle Architects + Wilson Architects in Association

Key Personnel
John Thong, Daniel Tsang, Annie Yen, Jenny Yang, Shaun Purcell


2014 AIA Brisbane Regional Commendation for Public Architecture  

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