CME Seminar Series: “MRI at Ultra-Low Field – Physics, Engineering, and Clinical Applications”

Tuesday 23rd November 2021

11am – Midday

We are delighted to welcome, Emil Ljungberg, Francesco Padormo and Paul Cawley, who will be co-presenting a talk entitled:

“MRI at Ultra-Low Field – Physics, Engineering, and Clinical Applications

 MRI is a fundamental tool in Neuroimaging and a cornerstone in clinical practice. Unfortunately a large part of the world has very limited or no access to MRI due to the high costs and infrastructure required to operate these systems. Ultra-low field MRI scanners are currently gaining interest, motivated by a lower price tag and a smaller footprint. The company Hyperfine recently launched the first portable MRI system with a 64 mT permanent magnet. Earlier this year, we were the first site in Europe to receive this new ultra-low field portable MRI system as part of a global research program lead by Prof Steve Williams in the Dept. Neuroimaging at KCL. In this talk we will give an introduction to MRI at ultra-low field, followed by preliminary results of neonatal imaging using the Hyperfine system from KCL.

 Following the talk (45mins) there will be a Q&A (15mins)