Research and Development

Clinical Trials

Perth Radiological Clinic has a dedicated Research and Development division to administer all R&D business, the division is supported by the Medical Advisory Committee and PRC Board.

Currently the division oversees the imaging for many active clinical trials including cancer trials, trials for multiple sclerosis, ageing and dementia, neurological disorders, respiratory diseases, metabolic and liver disease and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

The division works closely with partner site organisations to maximise patient care and outcomes. We have dedicated staff available to tailor solutions to individual sites and study needs and pride ourselves on our responsiveness to strict trial timeframes and adherence to Good Clinical Practice (GCP). All R&D staff are trained in GCP and participate in ongoing education.

Our dedicated R&D resource guarantees a focus and deep understanding of research-based imaging and procedures.

Perth Radiological Clinic has an unparalleled network of more than 20 comprehensive state of the art branches spanning the entire metropolitan area. Our unmatched commitment to innovative and leading-edge technology always ensures our branches have the most advanced and up to date medical imaging equipment. This includes the facilities at our dedicated clinical trial sites located both North and South of the river to maximise patient convenience. The network boasts some of the most advanced imaging equipment in WA including solid state PET/CT, sub-second CT scanning including three GE Revolution Apex CTs for high-end cardiac and vascular work and high-end 3T and 1.5T MRI scanners. Our 1.5T MRI machine at our Mount Hospital site is able to perform complex MRI scans on trial patients who have a pacemaker device installed.

Some of our research services include:

  • CT imaging tailored to research protocols and time points
  • MRI imaging including novel research parameters for a range of trial scenarios
  • PET/CT imaging including oncology studies and novel brain tracers for a variety of dementia studies
  • CT guided tumour (core) biopsies
  • Ultrasound guided tumour (core) biopsies
  • CT guided lumbar puncture procedures
  • Imaging for unscheduled, adverse, and serious adverse events

What truly sets us apart from other medical imaging providers is our dedicated team of research minded radiologists who are responsible for the reporting of all our trial patients, often to specific and complex trial reporting criteria.

Our clinical trials team participates in active collaboration with each other and with site principal and co investigators to ensure the highest standards in clinical and trial specific reporting.

Perth Radiological Clinic is proud to be a member of the Western Australian Health Translation Network and supports a growing number of clinical trials from member organisations. PRC is the only medical imaging practice member of the network.

For more information about the Western Australian Health Translation Network, please visit https://wahtn.org/

For all enquiries please contact: trials@perthradclinic.com.au