Rocket Fuel Powers New Technology
A case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) looking at new technology which is improving the sensitivity of MRI scans, developed with support from the EPSRC.
The technique, based on manipulating space shuttle fuel, could allow doctors to learn far more from a traditional MRI scan and lead to faster diagnoses.
The new method will also bring major benefits to scientific research as it radically reduces the time taken to obtain results using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance technology - the most popular method for obtaining analytical and structural information in chemistry.
EPSRC is a part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) partnership of research councils.