The University of Aberdeen in Scotland is a famous university with a rich history dating back to 1495.
The university is known for its commitment to excellence in teaching and research, offering a diverse range of programs in a variety of fields. Aberdeen values a global perspective, fosters a vibrant academic community and is recognized for its contribution to innovation and science. Aberdeen has a strong legacy in medical imaging and is the place where the very first human MRI scanner was ever built (Mark 1).
The Center for Adaptable MRI Technology (AMT) within the university plays a pivotal role in V|LF-Spiro3D. 

AMT role in V|LF-Spiro3D


AMT is leading the Work Package 3 (WP3). In collaboration with NMRS and UPSaclay, they are designing and building original transcouplers and preamplifiers for V|LF MRI at specific frequencies (8.4 MHz, 4.2 MHz, and lower frequencies). They are contributing to the development of thorax coils based on inductive coupling at V|LF, and RF and adaptive design to optimise lung MRI on existing VLF systems (0.1 T, 0.2 T).

AMT plays a key role in the experimental demonstration of V|LF 3D MR spirometry. This involves using hardware and software developed in the project to validate V|LF 3D MR spirometry on AMT MRI systems at various fixed very low fields (up to 0.1 T) and with Field Cycling Imaging (FCI), relying on a technique called fast field cycling. AMT is responsible for characterising the optimal field and investigating the gravity dependence in 30 healthy adults.

In Work Package 4 (WP4), AMT, together with other partners will contribute to the anthropological and philosophical study and will support the art-science exhibition in the centre of Paris at the end of the project.