Roads closed for powerful MRI scanner delivery
22 September 2009
Roads were closed in central London on Saturday as a new high-powered, six tonne MRI scanner was installed at the UCL Institute of Neurology in Queen Square.
Funded by the MS Society, the £1.4million, high-field 3 Tesla scanner was installed by crane and will enable a new programme of dedicated imaging research into the debilitating neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS).
The new scanner is more powerful than previous ones and will allow much better images to be taken of the effects of MS throughout its course.
Professor David Miller from the Institute of Neurology, said: "Over the last 25 years, research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has made some major contributions that have been of benefit to people with MS.
"MRI scanning will be an important tool in the successful development of new treatments that should help to prevent or even reverse MS-related disability." (text and photo courtesy of the MS Society)