Breaking the ICE

Issued: Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:36:00 BST

Life Sciences students enjoying a presentation at ICE

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.

Life Sciences students enjoy ICE demonstration full size

The Life Sciences visit included a brief talk on the research that is currently conducted there delivered by Dr Kristin Flegal, who also introduced the Sccotish imaging network SINAPSE.

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."