CVL leveraging new imaging modalities

Integrating world-leading instruments and computing power

CVL integrates world-leading high-value Australian imaging instruments, including MR imaging equipment, electron microscopes, light microscopes, and cytometry equipment, with specialised computing capabilities and offers a remote desktop environment that supports analysis and collaboration. Available free of charge to researchers, the CVL is underpinned by the NeCTAR research cloud with computational power provided by the MASSIVE – the Multi-Modal Australian Sciences Imaging and Visualisation Environment.

"We are experiencing a microscopy revolution ... 4D imaging (3D imaging plus time sequencing information) is shaping the future of imaging. Desktop analysis environments are no longer able to store or analysis the resulting terabyte data sets. That’s why CVL is needed.” Dr Wojtek James Goscinski, CVL Manager.

Easily access advanced imaging services and captured data

Screenshot of CVL desktop showing open scientific imaging windows

Data is captured directly from high-value specialised instrumentation, before being transported to a managed environment for processing by tools available in the CVL and the NeCTAR Cloud. Researchers can access a range of advanced imaging workbench services including Atom Probe, Cytometry, Cryo-Electron Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Neutron, Neuroimaging, Neutron Beam Imaging, Structural Biology, X-ray and General Imaging. Together, these workbenches provide access to over 100 scientific applications. “The increase in availability of next-generation imaging techniques has resulted in a rapid rise in CVL users”.

“CVL demonstrates increased return on research investment by providing a real-time research solution with in-experiment access.”

By putting imaging instrumentation into the hands of the people running MRI machines and microscopes, researchers can run and modify experiments and other research activities in real time. Impacts of changes can be immediately identified, and modifications can be quickly determined to provide the most use of the available time across the range of high-value instrumentation.

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