Edinburgh Imaging

Facilities - RIE & WGH - Centre recognition

RIE & WGH facilities 'centre recognition' information reuse box.

Centre Recognition

Major scientific advances include understanding:

  • Lacunar stroke (the cause of a fifth of all strokes)
  • The relationship between blood brain barrier permeability & small vessel disease
  • Cognition in the elderly
  • Connectivity abnormalities in schizophrenia

BRIC researchers showed that about three quarters of small bleeds that caused minor strokes were missed when using other methods of brain imaging like CT, yet are visible using MRI.

Our research underpins world wide guidelines on stroke & is published in the most prestigious academic publications read throughout the world.

The Edinburgh Imaging Facility WGH has scanned well over 25,000 subjects in research projects.

BRIC was recognised in the Wellcome Trust Portfolio Review on Human Functional Brain Imaging 1990-2009, although our main focus is not functional imaging.