January 16, 2017, by Lindsay Brooke

MRI anniversary celebrations

MRI experts past, present and those destined to be the MRI researchers of the future gathered at The University of Nottingham on Friday to mark 25 years of the MRI centre and 40 years of MRI research in Nottingham. Among the guests was Sir Peter Mansfield, the Nottingham physicist who won the Nobel Prize for his part in the invention of MRI.

Sadly, Sir Peter passed away, aged 83, on 8 February 2017, prompting tributes from around the world.

Remembering Sir Peter.

Forty years after taking delivery of the world’s first whole body scanner, and 25 years after the opening of its Magnetic Resonance Centre, the University marked another milestone in its long and distinguished history in the field of MRI research.

Following a £9m investment programme — which includes two new MRI scanners and major upgrades to existing scanners — Nottingham is now equipped with the very latest imaging facilities for innovative research in obesity, gastroenterology, liver disease, metabolism (including sports medicine), orthopaedics, respiratory medicine, mental health, hearing and radiological sciences, as well as new developments in imaging techniques and equipment.

This major initiative brings MRI research facilities on University Park and the Queen’s Medical Centre together under one virtual roof — the newly named Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC).

We thought you might like to see a few pictures of the event.

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