Research Imaging NSW (RINSW) provides basic, translational, and clinical researchers with access to top-of-the line imaging scanners and technology through a team of experienced facility staff who is dedicated to excellence in imaging service, research, and outcomes.
RINSW also performs imaging studies for clinical trials including studies that require admission of contrast agents. Our exam rooms are equipped with medical gases and general anaesthesia can be organised on special request.
Research at RINSW covers a wide range of applications. Some key areas of ongoing research are mental illnesses, ageing and delirium/dementia, mental illness, focal epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, blood disorders, oncology and cancer predisposition syndromes.
Neuroscience is an important topic of research for basic and clinical scientists. Mental disorders have a massive societal and financial burden. RINSW supports scientists in their quest for elucidating origins and minimising effects of mental health issues.
Epilepsy is another focal point of research at RINSW. The concurrent use of EEG and fMRI at the centre enhances diagnosis of epilepsy foci and supports basic epilepsy research. RINSW collaborates with the Complex Epilepsy service team of the POWH Neurology Department and the Epilepsy service team of the Sydney Children’s Hospital to serve kids and adults alike.
Changes in the brain that primarily relate to the ageing process are important in a society where people get older with each generation. Several studies at RINSW focus on this important health issue, with research looking, e.g., at differences between normal ageing brains and those stricken with dementia and delirium in an attempt to use the findings to device potential treatments for these conditions. The impact of exercise as well as high impact sports on the aging brain are currently being studied.