The Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre (CUBIC)is a leading medical imaging research facility focusing on problems specific to South Africa and the African continent. To this end, we strive towards research excellence and innovation, contribute to the development of scarce skills and human capacity, knowledge production and dissemination through publication in peer-reviewed journals as well as extensive national and international collaboration.
CUBIC is a joint initiative between the University of Cape Town (UCT), Stellenbosch University, Medical Research Council of South Africa and Siemens. The research facility is based at UCT's Medical Campus at the GrooteSchuur Hospital, housing a 3T Siemens Skyra full body MRI scanner and as of October 2019 will include a Siemens Biograph mCT 64 flow (PET-CT).
We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Technology Innovation Agency, National Research Foundation, Cancer Research Trust and Aspen Pharmacare for the purchase of the equipment. We thank Siemens South Africa for the extended warranty.