Cabinet Secretary visits Imaging Centre of Excellence

Cabinet Secretary visits Imaging Centre of Excellence

Issued: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:26:00 BST

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Jeane Freeman MSP visited the Imaging Centre of Excellence at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on Thursday 30 August.

Cab Sec Jeane Freeman visits ICE

She was welcomed by the University's Principal, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli; Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Senior Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences; Dr Carol Clugston, Chief Operating Office for MVLS; and Ms Jane Grant, the Chief Executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

‌As well as touring ICE and seeing facilities including the 7 Tesla MRI Scanner 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.

Cab Sec Jeane Freeman at ICE with Prof Keith Muir

Cab Sec Jeane Freeman at ICE with Dr Shajan Gunamony

Professor Dominiczak said: "It was a great pleasure to welcome the Cabinet Secretary and to outline in some detail 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 very closely with the Scottish Government, the NHS, colleagues in other universities and with industry to deliver on the tremendous potential that Precision Medicine offers."