Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides unprecedented imaging of the human brain without involving exposure to radiation. MRI plays a key role in the diagnosis and follow-up of brain diseases.
It’s about the brain! The Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) is one of the leading research centres in Europe within the field of biomedical MRI. A highly profiled international research team translates the latest advances in MRI to examine the brain's function, metabolism and structure.
Our overarching goal is to unravel the underlying mechanism in brain development, aging and diseases. We also advance our understanding of how therapeutic interventions act on the brain, for example in patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury, dementia, anorexia, schizophrenia, and depression.
Collaboration is key! Our research benefits from manifold regional and international research alliances with highly profiled research groups. The DRCMR is embedded in a large diagnostic imaging unit at Hvidovre Hospital providing optimal conditions for close interaction with clinicians and radiologists.
A cutting-edge research infrastructure which includes six MR scanners offers unique possibilities for translational research. The first Danish ultra-high field (7 tesla) MR scanner for human use will be installed at DRCMR in 2014. This will give unprecedented opportunities to examine how health and disease impact the function and structure of the brain.