NeuRA Imaging Centre


MRI safety information
All users of the NeuRA Imaging Centre must attend the MRI Safety Induction course prior to research commencing. Attendance at the course is mandatory for all MRI users wishing to be permitted into the MRI control room.

For information on the next scheduled MRI Safety Induction course, please email Dr Michael Green.

MRI Methods
In this MRI Methods section we will add videos on the basics of MRI Imaging at NeuRA Imaging including, software, equipment and research tips.

Lumina Response Pad controller
These two videos outline the Lumina Response Pad interface, default settings and its connections to the MRI scanner and computer for correct data acquisition.

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Ten siblings. One third live (or have passed away) with dementia.

The scourge of dementia runs deep in Lorna Clement's family. Of the eleven children her dear parents raised, four live (or have passed away) with complications of the disease. Her mother also died of Alzheimer's disease, bringing the family total to five. This is the mystery of dementia - One family, with two very different ageing outcomes. You will have read that lifestyle is an important factor in reducing the risk of dementia. We also know diet is a key factor, and an aspect that Dr Ruth Peter's is exploring at NeuRA. Along with leading teams delivering high profile evidence synthesis work in the area of dementia risk reduction, Dr Peters has a particular interest in hypertension (that is, high blood pressure) and in the treatment of hypertension in older adults. “We have known for a while that treating high blood pressure reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, but it is becoming clearer that controlling blood pressure may also help to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Now we need to know what the best blood pressure is to protect brain health.” You are invited to read more about Lorna's story and Dr Peter's work, by clicking 'Read the full story' below. Please support dementia research at NeuRA Will you consider a gift today to help Dr Peter's unlock the secrets of healthy ageing and reduce the risk of dementia? Research into ageing and dementia at NeuRA will arm doctors and other medical professionals with the tools they need to help prevent dementia in our communities. Thank you for your support.