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Also known as: MBI Skyra
Monash University
Monash Biomedical Imaging (Managed by)
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Please use the contact information below to request access to this service.

Contact Information

Street Address:
Monash Biomedical Imaging
762-772 Blackburn Road
Ph: 03 9905 0100

Licence & Rights

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Access rights

All users need to complete a Project Application form, providing details of project name, Chief Investigator, fund numbers and other details. All projects require a current approved Monash University ethics application.

Full description


70 cm 3T scanner manufactured by Siemens

Technical details:

  • Field strength: 3 Tesla, Superconductor
  • Bore size: 70 cm Open Bore Design
  • Magnet length; 163 cm
  • Helium consumption: Zero Helium boil-off technology
  • Shimming: Passive and active shimming. Passive shimming during installation. Higher order shim standard
  • Gradient strength: XQ Gradients (45 mT/m @200 T/m/s)
  • RF technology: Tim [204x24], [204x48], [204x64], [204x128]


MAGNETOM Skyra unique Siemens' technologies:

  • Tim 4G: MAGNETOM Skyra is equipped with the 4th generation of Tim (Total imaging matrix), which provides up to 204 coils elements with up to 128 independent RF channels
  • DotGO: MAGNETOM Skyra is available with Siemens' next step in MRI exam software, combining intuitive protocol management (Dot Cockpit) with quality results for each exam (Dot engines)
  • syngo MR E11

How do I get access?

Instrument bookings

All MBI bookings are now made on the Australian Research Infrastructure Network (ARIN) online booking system.

Booking an instrument on ARIN

We create an ARIN account for all current MBI users. However, if you do not have an account please contact us and we will create one for you. (Note if you already have an ARIN account in use for another facility you do not need to create a new one, but we need to give you MBI access).

Click here to download instructions or

  1. Click here to go to MBI bookings on ARIN and log in using your ARIN username. 
  2. Select Monash University (Institution), and Monash Biomedical Imaging (Facility).
  3. Select your MBI project (Project) and the Chief Investigator (if there is more than one). The funding source should automatically populate.
  4. Choose an instrument (Instruments) and the type of booking you require (Assistance level) - this will normally be assisted or unassisted.
  5. Select the appropriate time and date.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select 'make reservation'

HINT: Before "making a reservation" save the booking as a "favourite". Then when you come to make another booking for the same project choose "Dashboard" on the left side menu and choose the name of your "favourite" and click on the magnifying glass. The details will automatically populate. You can then change the time and date for your booking.

Please contact the MBI Manager at or ph: 03 9905 0100 if you require further assistance accessing the facilities.

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