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Children's Hospital launches MRI scanner appeal

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity has launched a £4million Appeal to build a new intra-operative MRI (iMRI) scanning suite that will revolutionise brain surgery at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

An iMRI scanning suite is an operating theatre with an integrated MRI scanner which will give surgeons a real-time view of the brain whilst the child is still on the operating table. This facility will make imaging the brain during operations a seamless procedure, helping to achieve the best possible outcomes for critically ill young patients with neurological conditions.

Every year, thousands of children and young people from across the region come to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for specialist neurological treatment, many of which will require complex brain surgery for a range of debilitating and life threating conditions including brain tumours, traumatic brain injuries, problems with the central nervous system and epilepsy.