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Over the last few years there have been some exciting new developments at the Centre

These include:


MRI to the Max

In May 2019, we installed a 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner. This ultra-high field scanner offers a vast improvement in signal-to-noise over our existing 3T scanners and will dramatically increase the sensitivity and specificity of our neuroimaging.
Our experience in improving the resolution, speed and sensitivity, of neuroimaging data places us in a strong position to provide similar advances in 7T imaging.

7T Scanner lifted into the Centre

MEG in Motion

In collaboration with Nottingham University, we are leading the development and application of the first mobile MEG system: Optically Pumped Magnetometers (OPMs).

The revolutionary new feature is that the optically-pumped sensors do not need to be cooled by the large cryogen-based system used in traditional MEG machine. OPMs also bring an array of other advantages over traditional MEG:

  • >5 times more sensitive
  • No movement restrictions
  • Portable
  • Lower cost

This makes OPMs clinically important for scanning children, or patients with epilepsy, who cannot keep sufficiently still in traditional MEG.


We have developed brochures encompassing the Centre’s work over the years.

You can download these here:

2019 Technical Brochure

2019 Public Brochure