Cardiac MRI

The colourful MRI image of a heart shows areas of oedema following a heart attack

The Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre

The Lilian Sutton Building

Body MRI

The MRI scan of the head and torso of a volunteer hints at the fine detail visible in these scans

The John Mallard PET Centre

The John Mallard PET centre is our purpose built PET/CT scanning and research facility

Laser scanning ophthalmoscope image of the retina

Image of the retina taken using the scanning laser ophthalmoscope

3T MRI scanner

Our 3T clinical MRI scanner

Aberdeen has a long and distinguished history of imaging excellence and the Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre is committed to undertaking high quality hypothesis driven research in imaging. Our strong team of research scientists and clinical academics develop new techniques and evaluate developing technologies in order to better understand disease and to improve diagnostic imaging technologies.

Investment by the university and funding bodies has allowed us to create an impressive imaging infrastructure with modern MRI facilities, PET CT, cyclotron and radiochemistry laboratories and sophisticated ophthalmological equipment. A strong scientific team is solely dedicated to the creation of new imaging technologies such as PEDRI, Fast-Field Cycling MRI, ultra-low field MRI and hand-held PET.

The Aberdeen Biomedical Imaging Centre collaborates with a very strong community of life scientists both nationally and internationally and is a member of SINAPSE, the Scottish Imaging Network – A Platform for Scientific Excellence.

ABIC facilities and imaging experts are located on the Foresterhill Health Campus with clinicians being located within the acute NHS hospital, facilitating clinical imaging research and clinical trials using imaging biomarkers. Imaging researchers include clinically qualified staff ensuring relevance of imaging research to healthcare priorities.