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New scanner will benefit patients across Manchester

13 Dec 2012

Patients across Greater Manchester are set to benefit from a new state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner which was officially opened yesterday (Wednesday 12 December).

MRI scanner

The scanner is hosted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) / Wellcome Trust Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) on Grafton Street. The ribbon to open the scanner was cut by Mike Deegan, Chief Executive of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Professor Ian Jacobs, Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences and Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC).

The new scanner will offer higher resolution and superior quality images in a wealth of different research areas compared to the facility’s previous scanner and support the research of the University, Trust and BRU. It will be fully equipped for state-of-the-art cardiac MRI, musculoskeletal MRI and multi-nuclear MR spectroscopy, which will benefit a large number of researchers.

Professor Ian Bruce, Medical Director of the NIHR / Wellcome Trust CRF and Reader and Honorary Consultant in the University’s Institute of Inflammation and Repair, said: “With renewed funding from the NIHR and the opening of the new 3T MRI scanner, we will continue to develop our vision of supporting innovation in an environment where new discoveries can be translated into human disease to improve the health and wealth of the nation.”