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