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UNNC launches MRI centre with 2-day workshop

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14th December: To mark Friday's official opening of the new Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC), the University of Nottingham Ningbo China kicked off an international workshop dedicated to MRI.

SPMIC was originally established at the University of Nottingham in 1971 to encompass its ever-expanding MRI research. It followed on from the late Professor Mansfield’s pioneering work for which he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2003.

Invited keynote speakers at the UNNC workshop include experts in the field of MRI, such as Prof. Richard Bowtell, Prof. Xiaoping HU and Prof. Ed X. Wu.

The 2-day workshop aims to present the latest in MRI technology, promote potential collaboration opportunities and to attract aspiring young scientists to the field of MRI research.

The University of Nottingham has long been at the forefront of developments in Magnetic Resonance technology across the world. The outstanding contributions of SPMIC were recognised in 2001 by the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.

Such outstanding research and education will now be extended to the new SPMIC at UNNC. The new centre intends to develop and apply MRI techniques in a broad range of areas, including both hardware and software.

“It has always been a longstanding University ambition to bring MRI to Ningbo,” said UNNC Provost Chris Rudd at Friday's launch. “Finally, we got there.”

Posted on 14 December 2018