Imaging Centre of Excellence

On Friday, 29 March, there will be 2 optional tours of the Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) which houses the UK’s first ultra-high field 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner, located in a clinical setting.

Please book your place on one of the tours upon arrival at the Meeting in Glasgow:

Friday 29 March - tours will take place at lunchtime and at 15:15 and will last around 20 minutes



Opened Spring 2017, ICE is the latest investment by University of Glasgow at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, the largest acute hospital in Western Europe.

Complementing infrastructure developed by the University in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, including the closely located Clinical Research Facility and Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre, the facility hosts world leading imaging clinical research facilities which provide a nexus for academic, NHS and industrial expertise into brain imaging whilst further strengthening Glasgow’s position as a world leader in precision medicine.

Most notably, the building includes a 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner, an ultra-high resolution scanner which is the first of its kind fully integrated within a clinical site in the UK underpinned by world-leading clinical expertise in stroke, cardiovascular disease and brain imaging. The building accommodates a 3 Tesla MRI scanner and 320 slice/large detector CT.

ICE hosts 11,000 sq ft of space for industry, expanding the University’s Clinical Innovation Zone in the Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre, to a total area of 22,000 sq ft. This space facilitates access to University of Glasgow’s internationally renowned researchers in state-of the-art facilities, positioned alongside industry partners. Collectively, this approach aims to transform the management of chronic diseases globally by accelerating biomedical research through open innovation approaches, resulting in high quality health care provision and economic growth.

Through funding totalling £32 million, ICE is supported by the UK Government and the Medical Research Council (MRC) as part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal, the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF), ERDF and Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation. ICE is expected to generate up to 400 high value new jobs over a seven year period, along with nearly £85 million for the local economy.

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