• Fun Facts

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    Australians are exposed to 2 millisieverts of 'background' radiation per year
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    A CT of the chest can be roughly equivalent to having 100 single chest X-rays
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    15x Melbourne → Singapore → London flights exposes you to 1 millisievert
  • Diagnostic X-rays

    A diagnostic X-ray is the oldest and most common medical radiology procedure. Radiologists use X-rays to help diagnose disease or injury inside your body. A machine directs a small, carefully calculated amount of radiation toward a specific part of the body to produce an image on a film on the other side of the body. Radiologists study the X-ray images to detect and diagnose disease or injury.

  • CT dosage

    Computed Tomography (CT) is currently one of the major contributors to the collective population radiation dose due to the increasing popularity of CT examinations as a non-invasive diagnostic tool. The evolution of CT scanner technology has turned their use from specialized into routine examination. More due diligence is required due to the high radiation dose of CT.

  • Where to from here?

    It is of the utmost importance that both clinical justification as well as technical optimization are implemented to maintain a high benefit to risk ratio. Solid interdisciplinary partnerships and research endeavours between clinical specialists and technology engineers will help to fast track developments in this area.

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New Horizons

In April–May 2013, LDI moved all its facilities and offices to the $175 million dollar, purpose-built, New Horizons biomedical manufacturing, research and teaching centre.

The New Horizons Centre is a joint venture building to co-locate and integrate up to 300 Monash staff (representative of Australia's largest university) and 150 researchers from the CSIRO (representative of Australia's largest publicallly funded research organisation) in the engineering precinct of the Monash University Clayton campus, with the aim to transform manufacturing in the areas of biomedicine, transport, aerospace and mineral processing. The goal of such a centre will be to create a globally significant scope and connectedness, in an interactive space with an entrepreneurial culture that will facilitate greater linkages with business and the community.

New Horizons will also be perfect to allow for the efficient use of major facilities already located in the Precinct, such as the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, the Australian Synchrotron, the Monash Istitute of Medical Research, and the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute.

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Facilities and Equipment

LDI is a world-class research facility, housing multi-million dollar equipment. The laboratory is constantly evolving and growing to stay at the cutting-edge of research.

Dynamic X-ray Imaging Facility
Visible Light and Laser Facility
Infra-Red Facility
Data Acquisition

Please contact Andreas with any inquiries into our facilities and/or equipment.