Clinical Research Imaging
NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee have brought together the clinical research imaging capability across Tayside. This improves the coordination of existing resources and enhances communication between researchers using advanced imaging techniques both in research and clinical practice across the region.
Research activity is based in the Clinical Research Imaging Facility (CRIF), a set of purpose-built research imaging suites within the Clinical Research Centre Building at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. The facility is unique in that its design permits the equipment to be used not only to image but also to treat patients using image guided interventions.
More details of the facilities available are given on the Research Imaging Facilities page.
Application to use the CRIF scanners can be made using the web-based form here .
Details of how applications are handled, together with applicable policies and related forms for imaging using the non-CRIF NHS facilities are given on the Policy and Forms page.
All imaging research forms part of the overall TASC costing and approval process, and studies making use of the imaging resources should also seek R&D and ethical approval in the normal way.
Studies involving ionising radiation will be subject to the applicable regulations and approvals (ARSAC and IRMER) detailed in the approval policy.