• British Science Week: What is an Ffc-Mri scanner?

  • 15 March 18:00 - 22:00
  • In 1980 the very first scan of a patient by MRI was carried out at
    the University of Aberdeen. Now a new generation of scanners has
    been designed and built there. Called “Fast Field-Cycling MRI”, the
    devices switch rapidly between strong and weak magnetic fields,
    generating extra diagnostic information for the doctors who
    read the scans.

    Hear from the team behind this new technology. They will explain how the FFC-MRI scanners work, and how clinical trials using a prototype scanner are already helping medical staff to see more about their patients’ condition.

    This event is led by the members of a European consortium called
    “IDentIFY” Improving Diagnosis by Fast Field-Cycling MRI.

    FREE, No booking required.

    This event is part of British Science Week in Aberdeen. For a full programme of events and activity see https://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/bsw/