Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE)

The Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) is a state-of-the-art medical research facility based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the largest acute hospital in Western Europe. It cements Glasgow's position as a global hub for precision medicine. 

The facility is a nexus for academic, NHS and industrial expertise into brain imaging, with its centrepiece being the £10 million 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner. This scanner is one of the world's most powerful MRI machines and is the first scanner of its kind to be located in a clinical setting.

The facility contains extensive space for research and development as well as the Clinical Innovation Zone, 11,000 ft of space dedicated to industry collaboration and partnership.

By positioning Glasgow's internationally renowned researchers alongside industry partners, ICE aims to transform the management of chronic diseases globally by accelerating biomedical research through open innovation approaches, resulting in high quality health care provision and economic growth.

ICE has been developed by the University of Glasgow in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and sits alongside the Clinical Research Facility and Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre.

ICE facilities:

  • 7 Tesla MRI scanner 
  • 3 Tesla MRI scanner 
  • 320 slice / large detector CT 

 Dr Carol Clugston:

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