We provide a facility for innovative magnetic resonance (MR) investigations. Core staff within the Centre will collaborate with you on the design, execution and analysis of MR-related investigations in normal subjects and patient populations.
Guide to accessing the Centre
The key steps involved in the initiation of a study, incorporation of Centre-specific information into applications for funding and ethical approval, and performance of the study are:
- Contact our CIVI Admin staff with your study expression of interest and a Costings Request form will be provided to you.
- Discuss your project plans with Professor Roy Taylor or Professor Andy Blamire, if required.
- If your study is accepted, study costs will be finalised and relevant information provided to you for your ethics application; it is our policy that scanner safety information provided by our MR physics team is incorporated into applications for ethical approval.
- Submit your grant application and ethics application and notify the Centre of successful funding and ethical approval.
- Your study is registered with us once all approvals are in place.
- Schedule your study scans and attend MR safety training, if applicable.
Details of the documents required to undertake scanning at the Centre can be found in Steps in Launching a Study (PDF: 163KB).
The Centre can provide clinical scans when referred to us through NHS Trusts.
When a 3T MRI scan is indicated clinically, this can be arranged after discussion with a Consultant Radiologist.
Private scans are carried out on medical referral.
Contact our CIVI Admin staff for further information.
Participation in Research
The MR Centre depends absolutely upon the willingness of volunteers to help with the research. Individual projects involve either normal volunteers or people with particular medical conditions. Usually, volunteers are sought by local advertisement. Enquiries are welcome.