CUBIC is a joint initiative between the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, Medical Research Council of South Africa and Siemens.

In 2017, research performed at CUBIC involved collaboration with over 80 institutions worldwide,and resulted in more than 60 publications in international and South African journals. In addition, as part of CUBIC's commitment to advancing public health, at least two Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) patients are scanned daily at no cost. 



  • Each person accessing CUBIC (research assistant, participant and escort, if applicable) MUST complete an online self-screening risk assessment questionnaire BEFORE arrival at CUBIC.

  • The pre-screening risk assessment questionnaire can be found at: http://healthcheck.higherhealth.ac.za/

  • Access to CUBIC will be determined by the outcome of the risk assessment, as detailed in the following document here.


Wednesday, 8 December 2021
PET-CT scanner heralds new era in TB research

The Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre (CUBIC) launched its Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Core Research Facility on Wednesday, 13 November, bolstering capacity in cutting-edge research on tuberculosis (TB), oncology, neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular and other diseases.

Publication Date:
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 - 15:15
Researchers awarded NIH R01 grant to conduct study on HIV-infected children

Congratulations to Professor Ernesta Meintjes (University of Cape Town), Andre van der Kouwe (Massachusetts General Hospital) and Dr Barbara Laughton (Stellenbosch University), who were awarded an R01 grant for their research project on HIV-infected children.

Publication Date:
Mon, 04 Nov 2019 - 12:30
CUBIC Staff participate in The Gun Run

On Sunday 22nd October, CUBIC staff joined thousands to participate in the Kfm 94.5 Gun Run. The Gun Run is one of Cape Town’s most popular races attracting thousands of runners each year. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 30 Oct 2019 - 16:15
Congratulations to Dr Jia Fan for NRF/China Collaborative Award

Congratulations to Dr Jia Fan and collaborators who were awarded funding from the South Africa/China Joint Research Programme for his research project.

Publication Date:
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 - 13:30