Magnetic resonance (MR) has revolutionized the field of clinical medicine as a unique noninvasive technique for obtaining diagnostic radiological images (MRI) as well as for studying tissue metabolism in human and experimental model systems. A combination of MRI and MRS provide a single window for anatomical, physiological and biochemical information which will aid in developing better diagnostic procedures and improve our understanding the pathophysiology of the disease processes.
The department is in pace with the rapidly developing technology of MRI and MRS as well as various aspects of research in biomedical NMR. With funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Department of NMR procured and installed:
(i) Two 1.5 Tesla clinical whole body MRI/MRS scanner,
(ii) A 4.7 Tesla animal MRI/MRS scanner, and
(iii) a vertical bore 9.4 Tesla high-resolution NMR spectrometer.