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Durham University


Durham Centre for Imaging

Durham Centre for Imaging (DCI) has the primary role of encouraging and facilitating research using the University's Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility. The facility is shared equally between the University and South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, and is situated at the James Cook University Hospital (JCUH) in Middlesbrough. The Centre organizes regular scientific meetings, facilitates and coordinates in-house and external training, and co-ordinates meetings of facility users for discussions on specific topics.

The Centre was formally opened on 23rd November, 2012 by Ms Lily Van den Broecke (Paralympic gold medal winner) and Professor Colin Blakemore, FRS (School of Advanced Study, University of London).

Vision Statement

Durham Centre for Imaging seeks to encourage new interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research programmes involving academic staff both within and between departments and Universities, and with clinical colleagues at James Cook University Hospital. The Centre is directly affiliated to two of the University's research institutes: the Biophysical Sciences Institute and the Wolfson Research Institute, and indirectly also to the Institute for Advanced Studies. These links are intended to play a key role in bringing together leading scientists engaged in research using neuroimaging.

The Centre runs a regular programme of meetings, organized by Dr Niklas Ihssen. These meetings range from research and methodological talks given by internal Durham speakers and visitors from other institutions in the UK and abroad, to seminars given by intending users of the fMRI facility at both staff and student levels.

Durham Centre for Imaging located in the
Neurosciences Outpatient Department
James Cook University Hospital
Marton Road

For any questions or information about DCI please contact Dr Niklas Ihssen (