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London’s most powerful MRI scanner to transform research

London is to benefit from a massive 20-ton scanner which is set to transform clinical research in the capital.

The state-of-the-art ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine will be the first of its kind in London and will be located at St Thomas’ Hospital, where a new clinical imaging research facility will be created to support its use. The facility will allow world-leading scientists to increase the understanding of a wide range of conditions and ultimately improve patient care. A special focus will be research into diseases affecting babies and children.

The pioneering equipment will be hosted by the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, King’s College London, and will provide a facility for researchers from King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, Imperial College London and University College London, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and other leading research institutions in the capital to work together.

Read the full story at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.