Open-Lab: MRI Scanners Past and Future
Saturday 17th March
The FFC-MRI Prototype Scanner
Venue: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Art Space and Aberdeen University's PEDRI Unit.
The world’s first MRI scan of a patient was done in 1980, using Aberdeen University’s “Mark-I” scanner. Now a team of scientists at the University’s Medical School has built a new kind of scanner called “Fast-Field-Cycling” MRI, which could provide earlier diagnosis of many diseases. This event is a unique opportunity to see for yourself the original Mark-I scanner in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and to visit the laboratory where the world’s only prototype FFC-MRI scanner has been built.
Experts will be on hand to explain the scanning technology, to answer questions and to guide tours to see the scanners.
The original Mark 1 scanner