Beverley Hood: Immobile Choreography

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The Suttie Arts Space
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZN

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Exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of MRI and FFC-MRI development.

Edinburgh based artist Beverley Hood has been awarded the commission to work with The University of Aberdeen team who are leading the research project, IDentIFY. The University of Aberdeen is working alongside nine European partners on the IDentIFY project, to develop a new kind of medical scanner, Fast Field-Cycling Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FFC-MRI). GHAT demonstrates the link between art, science and technology. These Grampian Hospitals Art Trust exhibitions demonstrate the link between art, science and technology. The Immobile Choreography Project is Beverley’s professional artistic reflections on the experience of MRI Scanner through sound and light.

As in standard MRI (found in tens of thousands of hospitals worldwide), FFC-MRI uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of the inside of a patient’s head or body. FFC-MRI generates extra information by switching the strength of its magnet during a scan, and it is hoped that this can help doctors diagnose disease more reliably. IDentIFY, funded by the European Commission, is aimed at developing FFC-MRI and bringing it closer to use in hospitals. The Aberdeen team have built a prototype scanner and is already using it to image patients who have suffered from a stroke.

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