Union Minister for Science and Technology launched first of its kind, world's most sophisticated MRI facility at the National Brain Research Centre, Manesar in Haryana.
It is India's premier institute dedicated to Neuroscience Research and Education. It is an autonomous institute and a nodal center under the Department of Biotechnology. With this facility, India embarks on new frontiers of human Neuroscience with a unique and powerful 3-T MRI platform of outstanding performance.
MRI Scanner 'Prisma' from Siemens, Germany, is being used by several international initiatives, like Brain initiative of USA, the European human brain project. This facility can run intense scanning modalities very fast, which reduces the scanning time for patients by almost a quarter from earlier-generation machines.
This is being used to develop human cohort data for patients suffering from common brain and mental health disorders, including Parkinson's Disease, Alziemer's Disease, anxiety and depression.