New MRI Scanner at UCL Institute of Neurology in London

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New MRI Scanner at UCL Institute of Neurology in London

Postby Ruthless67 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:01 pm

Roads Closed For Powerful MRI Scanner Delivery

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/164719.php

Roads were closed in central London on Saturday as a new high-powered, six tonne MRI scanner was installed at the UCL Institute of Neurology in Queen Square.

The new scanner is more powerful than previous ones and will allow much better images to be taken of the effects of MS throughout its course.

Professor David Miller from the Institute of Neurology, said: "Over the last 25 years, research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has made some major contributions that have been of benefit to people with MS.

"MRI scanning will be an important tool in the successful development of new treatments that should help to prevent or even reverse MS-related disability."
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Re: New MRI Scanner at UCL Institute of Neurology in London

Postby Amir » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:42 am

Funded by the MS Society!....

I wait with baited breath what new drugs it will bring onto the market.
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Re: New MRI Scanner at UCL Institute of Neurology in London

Postby Ruthless67 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:07 am

Amir,

It is so sad, but you are probably right. It just seems to be the way most research into MS goes, only in pharmaceutical terms...........

Dr. Zamboni’s work on CCSVI and angioplasty is certainly an interesting avenue of research not related to the pharmaceutical industry as well as Dr. Rosa’s work. Link below is to a TIM’s discussion of Dr. Rosa

HOPE AND CONCERN: Dr. Rosa’s Guided Image Upright MRI's

chronic-cerebrospinal-venous-insufficiency-ccsvi-f40/topic20544.html

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Re: New MRI Scanner at UCL Institute of Neurology in London

Postby Bluejeans » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:15 pm

I look forward to the time when those considering purchase of new MRI's will consider upright machines instead of recumbant...especially if they already have one recumbant. It makes so much sense to image patients with neurological issues in a position that allows for the weight of the head on the cervical spine under the normal force of gravity instead of being supported by a pillow while lying down. Cine flows are particularly valuable in the upright position. They can reveal neurologically damaging aberrant CSF patterns and structural anomolies that do not always show up in recumbant studies. We will learn much from Dr. Rosa's study when it is complete. Patients planning on new MRI'S might consider requesting an upright one if it is available. Unfortunately, the new coils developed by Rosa are still in the patent process and not yet available for general use. Still, much can be learned especially if the radiologist reading the images is requested to pay detailed attention to all structural anomalies in bone and soft tissue of the head and neck that might alter fluid dynamics. We have much to learn, but the addition of upright studies is a plus.
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Re: New MRI Scanner at UCL Institute of Neurology in London

Postby Amir » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:14 am

Ruthless67 wrote:[b]

Professor David Miller from the Institute of Neurology, said: "Over the last 25 years, research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has made some major contributions that have been of benefit to people with MS.

"MRI scanning will be an important tool in the successful development of new treatments that should help to prevent or even reverse MS-related disability."

From what we have discovered with the treatment of patients with MS there is unfortunately little chance of any such contributions from such scans as the problem appears to be very different and beyond the scope of any real measurable entity which would lead to a path to successful treatment.
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