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Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre To Extend Research With New MRI Scanner

The scientists at the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre at Glasgow University will soon be able to further extend their research due to the order of a Magnetom Verio 3T MRI scanner from Siemens Healthcare.

Reportedly, the Verio 3T will be used for cardiovascular research into imaging heart muscle injury in heart attack patients, assessing carotid artery circulation on patients at risk from stroke, and used for clinical trials and translational research.

The company stated that Magnetom Verio is a 3T field strength MRI. It has a wider than conventional design (70cm) and features Tim (Total imaging matrix) in one system. It can be used for many applications, including spectroscopy and imaging.

Colin Berry, consultant cardiologist at the British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre and clinical senior research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, said: “We chose the Verio 3T, because in our group’s view, it was the best available system for cardiovascular MRI in terms of image quality, wide bore and image processing. We look forward to the enhancements it will bring in terms of research capabilities, ability and productivity.”