The new CUBRIC facility features four MRI laboratories, with a combination of equipment which will make it a unique facility in Europe.
Each MRI suite features advanced physiological monitoring, facilities for the administration of gasses and high-spec stimulus delivery equipment. The Microstructure and Ultra-High Field suites will also contain cutting-edge motion and artefact correction equipment. This facility is made possible through the support of the EPSRC & The Wolfson Foundation.

What is MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses radiofrequency pulses and strong magnetic fields to measure weak magnetic signals originating from water molecules in the body. The resultant tiny magnetic signals are measured by a special receiver and then processed by the MRI scanner’s dedicated computer to generate detailed images of the inside of the human body.
 The technique is non-invasive and does not use any form of ionising radiation. MRI is currently in high demand in hospitals worldwide to examine the human body in the detection and monitoring of diseases. It is also widely used in research facilities for the study and understanding of the human body in both normal and abnormal conditions, as well as many other applications relating to the measurement and study of human health and function.