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Forthcoming STFC Centre for Instrumentation seminar

The Centre for Instrumentation (CfI) forms the backbone of core technology development for STFC's Facilities and Programmes. Working with key stakeholders, the CfI has developed strategic technology roadmaps to shape long term managed R&D programmes in areas such as CMOS sensors, Cryogenics and Advanced Optics. The CfI also provides short term, responsive funds to enable radical and disruptive technologies to be created.

Recent changes within the Centre are now enabling extra foci such as Technology Strategy Board Grand Challenge goals to be taken into account in the technology roadmaps. This will ensure the Centre remains relevant not only to STFC stakeholders but to industrial interests and public bodies.

The CfI seeks to understand and develop the key technologies required for future large facility science and government grand challenges. As part of this process, the Centre promotes seminars and presentations from both technology developers and technology users.

Forthcoming seminar

"Advances in MR imaging"

Prof Paul Griffiths and Dr Jim Wild
Academic Unit of Radiology, University of Sheffield

To be held on Friday November 13th 2009
at Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus
Tower Seminar Room
Commencing at 2.00pm

 

The talk will also be accessible on the day via a webcast. The webcast will be shown here 15 minutes prior to the start of the talk. The address is http://extrplay.dl.ac.uk/Miscellaneous/20091113-1/ (link opens in a new window).

Paul Griffiths is the Professor of Radiology and Head of Unit of the Academic Unit of Radiology at the University of Sheffield. He is clinically trained and specialises in neuroradiology (imaging of the brain and spine), particularly in children.

Jim Wild is an MR physicist and Reader in the Academic Unit of Radiology and has a particular interest in MR imaging of nuclei other than hydrogen (such as 3He and 129Xe).

The Academic Unit of Radiology at the University of Sheffield was formed in 1996 and has a long history of taking basic research in MR imaging and translating the results into the clinical environment. The interaction between clinical radiologists and MR physicists is viewed as central to this activity. In this presentation Paul Griffiths will present the current cutting edge of MR techniques as applied to brain imaging in various clinical situations. Jim Wild will then give an overview of non-proton MR imaging, and recent developments in MRI instrumentation and discuss the areas in need of further research and development.

The Centre for Instrumentation seeks to understand and develop the key technologies required for future large facility science and government grand challenges. As part of this process, the Centre promotes seminars and presentations from both technology developers and technology users.

STFC staff and the Campus’ staff are all welcome. The event is not open to the public but they can view the talk by following the webcast (see above).

Please contact Richard Farrow on 01925 603 887 if you require further information.

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