MRI scanner to play pivotal role in UCLH research

From left are UCLH chairman Richard Murley, Philips Healthcare MR director of global clinical science Dr Ruud der Boer, Philips key account manager, south, Amanda Barlow, UCLH chief executive Sir Robert Naylor, UCL senior lecturer MRI Dr David Atkinson, research facility lead Shonit Punwani, Philips MR applications specialist Mark Pike, 3.0T MRI research radiographer Nicola Stevens, honorary consultant radiologist Dr Stuart Taylor, Philips district manager, south, Ian Graves, Philips business line manager MR Annette Schmidt and Philips Healthcare UK senior scientist Dr Matthew Clemence.  


At University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a Philips Achieva 3.0T MRI scanner is expected to herald exciting research breakthroughs and better patient care.  Jointly funded by UCLH and a major grant award by the UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre, the scanner will enable scientists and clinicians to work together on leading-edge research projects with direct benefit to patients


The grant was awarded to honorary consultant radiologist and reader at UCL Dr Stuart Taylor and his co-investigators.


Honorary consultant radiologist Shonit Punwani, lead for the research facility, said: “It is fantastic equipment and provides more detailed images in the same amount of time as current equipment, with the potential to lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of diseases.”


See the full report on page 18 of the November 2011 issue of RAD Magazine.

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