The History, Physics, Applications and Future of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI uses strong magnetic fields and short pulses of radiowaves to generate highly-detailed images of the body. Aberdeen played a major role in its development and the first patient ever to be diagnosed by MRI was scanned here in 1980.
Professor David J. Lurie, PhD, FInstP, FIPEM
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition, University of Aberdeen
MRI uses strong magnetic fields and short pulses of radio waves to generate highly-detailed images of the body. Aberdeen played a major role in its development and the first patient ever to be diagnosed by MRI was scanned here in 1980. As well as discussing the history of MRI, this lecture will describe how the technique works, how it is used, and the new generation of MRI scanner currently being developed at the University of Aberdeen.
The talk will be followed by a visit to the newest prototype “Fast Field-Cycling” MRI scanner.
Room 218, Suttie Centre, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill Rd, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
Parking is available as short walk away in the usual ARI parking on Foresterhill Road. There is no parking within the hospital site. There are several buses from town and county to ARI.
Continuing Professional Development
This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.
29 Jan 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Scotland North Local Network
Entry is free of charge and open to all but registration is required.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Refreshments at 6.00pm, talk starts at 6.30pm