Biomedical imaging of the brain and its diseases


​Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides fantastic opportunities to image the human brain. MRI has therefore become an essential tool for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients suffering from a brain disease. 

The Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) is embedded in a large diagnostic imaging department at Hvidovre Hospital with an excellent MR-research infrastructure.This enables our researchers to closely interact with clinicians and radiologists. Since its foundation in 1985, the interdisciplinary research at DRCMR has focused on developing and refining MR-based technology in order to improve patient care. 

Research at DRCMR translates the latest advances in neuroscience and biomedical MR-engineering into new clinically applied MR methods that help to develop better diagnosis and treatment of patients with brain diseases, for instance in patients with multiple sclerosis, dementia, schizophrenia, or depression. 

The first Scandinavian ultra-high field (7 tesla) MR scanner for human use will be installed at DRCMR in 2014. This will give unprecedented possibilities to examine how health and disease impact on the function and structure of the brain. The installation of the 7 tesla MR-scanner will further strengthen the leading position of the DRCMR within the field of biomedical MRI.
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