Glasgow’s £32m Imaging Centre of Excellence has now opened

The Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE), was opened last Wednesday at the University of Glasgow, with the aim to be a global hub for precision medicine.

The centre will also include one of Seimen's £10m 7 Tesla MRI scanners.

There are only a handful of such machines worldwide, placing Scotland at the forefront of medical imaging capabilities.

Erica Moyes, Research Engagement Manager at The Brain Tumour Charity said: “This new technology will deliver significantly improved MRI scans of brain tumours, above and beyond the current 1 and 3.5 Tesla machines.

“It's a huge research boost to the UK and in particular Scotland, for cutting-edge imaging at Glasgow's new ICE facility.

“It will place the city at the forefront of world imaging capabilities in the treatment of brain tumours.”

The ICE will include a Clinical Innovation Zone, supporting development of innovative health technologies and biomedical companies, along with the new 7 Tesla.

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Vice Principal and head of the College of Medical (pictured) told press: “ICE will be a word-leading example of a precision medicine centre, bringing together key partners.

“The opening of this new building is a further step in the collaboration between the NHS and the University of Glasgow to provide world-leading research and cutting edge technology which will benefit patients across Scotland and beyond.”

Photo credit © Martin Shields, University of Glasgow