Medical imaging

Medical imaging is an important enabling technology that can be applied to a diverse range of complex health problems, including mental health and cancer.

Our team of leading researchers brings together complementary strengths from different disciplines to pioneer the development and application of new imaging techniques that improve our ability to understand, diagnose and treat disease.

Our researchers are leaders in motion correction in computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET). Motion correction will enable imaging of young children, who would otherwise require sedation or general anaesthesia, to ensure a successful motion-free scan. These discoveries also solve the need for repeated scans and eliminate unnecessary repeat doses of radiation.


Meet our researchers

Professor Steven Meikle

Professor Steven Meikle
Research leader

Professor Steven Meikle is Professor of Medical Imaging Physics and Director of the University of Sydney/Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation node of the Australian National Imaging Facility.

“We are developing new imaging technologies that provide new information about how the brain functions. Our goal is to identify e ective treatments for brain diseases such as dementia, depression and schizophrenia through the technologies we create.”


Salman Mohammad Albeshan

Salman Mohammad Albeshan is a PhD student collaborating with the Al Qasimi Foundation and the Ras Al Khaimah Hospital, President of the Saudi Arabia Association, University of Sydney.

“I am optimising breast cancer screening in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region. My work is twofold: understanding the differences in breast density and cancer types in women of Arabic background and outlining the roadblocks and education challenges these women have around cancer screening.”


Health sciences research