World’s most sophisticated MRI facility

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  • November 22, 2021
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World’s most sophisticated MRI facility

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Context Recently, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology launched first of its kind, world’s most sophisticated MRI facility at the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar Haryana.

  • NBRC is an autonomous institute funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

About new MRI facility

  • With this facility, India embarks on new frontiers of human Neuroscience 
  • This new facility can run intense scanning modalities very fast, which reduces the scanning time for patients 
  • It can detect and quantify highly sensitive receptors and antioxidants from the brain which has a direct link with onset of various brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and psychiatric disorders. 
  • Also, heavy metal deposition in the brain due to pollution or many other factors can be quantified as necessary 

What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI)?

  • MRI is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body. 
  • MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, magnetic field gradients, and radio waves to generate images of the organs in the body.
  • MRI is the most frequently used imaging test of the brain and spinal cord. 

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