Application Process

Download the Small Animal Imaging Application Process flowchart for an overview.

For more information on booking the Clinscan PET/MR and the Inveon PET/CT, please refer to the application process for radiochemistry and molecular imaging.

1. Starting your project:

Projects can commence on the scanners after submission of an application which is then reviewed by the small animal imaging committee.

CAI is able to provide advice to get your project started. Projects can be conducted collaboratively or independently. The Centre will also provide the necessary safety training before your project starts.

Visit our instrument pages and identify the one/s you would like to book.

Contact the relevant Facility Manager to discuss your project requirements.

2. Application form

Complete the CAI Small Animal Imaging Project Assessment Form and return to preclinical_imag@cai.uq.edu.au


3. Animal Imaging Committee

All projects must be discussed with the relevant Facility Manager before an application is submitted. All applications must be submitted by the 1st Thursday of the month to ensure inclusion in that months meeting. The committee will then discuss the project and provide relevant feedback or advice, as necessary, on scientific aspects of the project and the best use of the MRI facilities and techniques available.


Meeting Dates

The Animal Imaging Scientific Committee meets on the second Thursday of every month.  Applications must be submitted at least 7 days prior to the meeting (by the 1st Thursday of the month).


4. User Fees