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The aim of this project is to provide you with work experience in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research laboratory. Our research aims to investigate the biophysics of load carriage in articular cartilage and to develop MRI diagnostic techniques for early osteoarthritis. This interdisciplinary project is recommended for Physics, Medical Engineering, Chemistry or Life Sciences students.

Research activities

Magnetic resonance imaging, data analysis and visualisation.

Expected outcomes

You will learn about applications in MRI to biophysics research. You will acquire knowledge of the basic principles of MRI, operation of the MRI spectrometer and image processing. You will also be able to participate in the development of protocols for MRI of cartilage under mechanical load, including the operation of MRI Cartilage Consolidometer – a world-first instrument for cartilage testing in vitro built in collaboration with QUT Engineering.

Duration of project

6 weeks, commencing 10 December 2011

Study level
Vacation research experience scholarship
Organisational unit

Science and Engineering Faculty

Research areas
Please contact supervisor for enquiries.