Breaking the ICE
Issued: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:36:00 BST
Students from two brand new School of Life Sciences courses were able to witness the cutting-edge research currently taking place at The Imaging Centre for Excellence (ICE) during a specially arranged site visit.
The ethos of the Anatomical Imaging Techniques and Biomedical Visualisation programmes, co-ordinated by Dr Ourania Varsou and Professor Paul Rea respectively, is to introduce participants to state-of-the-art imaging techniques and visualisation technologies.
That commitment to innovation saw Year Four BSc students visit the world-leading ICE facilities at the University of Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
ICE, opened in the Spring of 2017, houses the United Kingdom's first ultra-high field 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner located in a clinical setting.
Professor David Porter then provided an illuminating tour of the facilities, including the MRI control room and RF coil engineering lab.
Visit organiser Dr Varsou said: "This was a unique opportunity to see cutting-edge imaging facilities and learn more about the pioneering imaging and visualisation research currently taking place at the University and proved a great success."