Open-Lab: MRI Scanners Past and Future

Open-Lab: MRI Scanners Past and Future

The world's first MRI scan of a patient was done in 1980, using Aberdeen University's "Mark-I" scanner. Now a team of scientists at the University's Medical School has built a new kind of scanner called "Fast-Field-Cycling" MRI, which could provide earlier diagnosis of many diseases.

This event is a unique opportunity to see for yourself the original Mark-I scanner in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and to visit the laboratory where the world’s only prototype FFC-MRI scanner has been built.

Experts will be on hand to explain the scanning technology, to answer questions and to guide tours to see the scanners.

This event is part of British Science Week 2018. View the full programme for families and schools here and on Facebook.

Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare

Free. no booking required