Oxford University's 7 Telsa MRI scanner

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In July 2011, the FMRIB Centre at the University of Oxford installed a 7 Tesla whole-body MRI scanner.

It is thought to be one of the first whole body actively-shielded systems in the world.

The scanner is only the second in the UK operating at a field strength of 7 Tesla. The university says it will be used for both neuroscience research at the centre and to develop cardiac imaging at ultra high field.

This was part of an £8.2m project funded by a range of sources including the Medical Research Council (MRC), Oxford University and the Wolfson Foundation.

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