Institute of Life Science adds advanced imaging

Professor Mark Rees, research director at the Institute of Life Science, Swansea University welcomes Siemens Healthcare group managing director Gunter Dombrowe (right) to the topping out ceremony.


The Institute of Life Science (ILS) at Swansea University has selected a Magnetom Skyra 3.0T MRI and a Somatom Definition AS+ CT scanner to enable advanced medical imaging capabilities at its state-of-the-art new research centre.  The partnership between Swansea University and Siemens Healthcare was announced at the recent topping out ceremony for the phase two building. 


The facility is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government to become a focal point for medical research in the region to develop new clinical applications, products and services for healthcare.


Opened in 2007, the first phase provided modern laboratories to research conditions including cancer, obesity and diabetes.  Phase two will widen projects into the study of cardiac, neurological and psychological disorders.  This includes a programme of translational research, which it is hoped will lead to discoveries across many medical disciplines to improve outcomes.


The new imaging facilities will play a key role in supporting this research through diagnosis, morphological and functional visualisation, minimally invasive therapies and follow-up.


See the full report on page 38 of the April 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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