On Tuesday 18 February 2020, IT'IS had the pleasure of hosting Prof. Daniel Nanz, platform director of the Swiss Center for Musculoskeletal Imaging (SCMI), as our guest at the "Brown Bag Lunch" (BBL) seminar series. The SCMI is part of a research institution of national importance at the Balgrist Campus and provides access to the newest generation radiological imaging equipment, i.e., magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), micro-CT and ultrasound. At the seminar, Prof. Nanz presented the "SCMI and the high-field challenge".
In his presentation, Prof. Nanz shared with us the exciting opportunities that the new research facility holds. The SCMI was specifically designed to promote research and development. Its open space allows researchers to share knowledge, resources, and infrastructure in order to foster exchange and establish new collaborations. Currently, the SCMI conducts research in the field of imaging the human musculoskeletal system and aims at translating research results into clinical applications. It has the first 7T MRI system with CE mark and FDA clearance for head and knee imaging. In his presentation, Prof. Nanz provided examples of state-of-the-art high resolution images of fat and muscle tissue and the nervous system and discussed the challenges that must be overcome to maximise the impact of these exciting imaging technologies.
We thank Prof. Nanz for his visit and look forward for future collaborations with the SCMI.
BBL guest Prof. Daniel Nanz introducing the work at the SCMI at the Balgrist Campus.