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Update on new MRI magnet installation

A radiofrequency (RF) cage was installed in the MRI department today (15 January).  

It arrived on a lorry at 6am this morning and was offloaded adjacent to D Block.

The RF cage will form part of a new scanner and the magnet itself will be installed by crane on 16 February. More details on this will be available nearer the time.

The new scanner utilises low helium technology. It uses only seven litres of liquid helium instead of the previous magnet’s 1,500 litres, making it much lighter and also reducing servicing costs.

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