Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport visits Imaging Centre of Excellence

Issued: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:56:00 BST

The College was delighted to welcome the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman MSP, to the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on 30th August 2018.

As well as touring ICE and seeing facilities including the 7 Tesla MRI scanner, the first in Scotland and the first of its kind in a clinical setting in the UK, and the MRI coil laboratory, the Cabinet Secretary was also briefed on the major developments being led by the University of Glasgow in precision medicine.

Professor Dominiczak commented: “It was a great pleasure to welcome the Cabinet Secretary and to outline the progress that is being made in precision medicine. Scotland is uniquely well placed to deliver major savings to the NHS and to provide more appropriate, timely and successful treatment to patients across a range of conditions and illnesses. We look forward to working closely with the Scottish Government, the NHS, colleagues in other Universities and with industry to deliver on the tremendous potential that precision medicine offers”.