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13 ton scanner winched in by crane to university imaging centre

A thirteen-ton scanner has been winched in by crane into the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC).

The new 3T MRI scanner, with an 11.4-ton magnet, was delivered to Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) on 21 May 2017. The scanner, which weighs 13 tons in total, took four hours to be winched into the CISC by a massive 250-ton capacity crane. The new state-of-the-art Siemens scanner will open up exciting research and educational opportunities, particularly in the field of neuroscience, and provide expanded clinical scanning. 

Professor Mara Cercignani, Academic Director of CISC, said: “It was amazing to see exactly how you get an 11-ton magnet into a building given the difficult terrain and accessibility. The delivery of the new scanner is an exciting and important development, not only for the centre and BSMS, but also for both the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. The 3T scanner will enable us to further develop our world-class research and provide better scanning facilities for local patients.”