The official launch of a new state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) research facility on the campus of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, will take place on the 6th April 2017. The ITM Imaging Centre has been developed by the Cheltenham based medical charity Cobalt working with the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB). The new Centre will support a broad range of research for many specialties including cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery.
Cobalt has invested £2m in this new research facility which houses Siemens MRI technology, providing not only the very latest imaging techniques but also the opportunity to evaluate new technology for the benefit of many patients.
Dr Nicola Strickland, President of the Royal College of Radiologists and Mr. Clive Richards OBE, will launch the new Centre supported by a series of talks from the various partners who have developed the new Centre supported by a guest speaker from the USA, Dr. John Wald MD and Associate Professor of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA.
Peter Sharpe, Chief Executive, Cobalt said ‘This is an exciting new chapter for Cobalt and an important day for research. This development will ultimately will help provide access to a wide range of more effective, targeted treatments and a personalised approach to healthcare. This has been a great example of where the NHS, a charity and university can work closely together for the benefit of the patient’.