Science brought to life

By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 03 January 2014 Updated: 03/01 09:20

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Buy photos » The A-Level physics class from NEW College with John Uren at the Alexandra’s MRI department. (s)

SCIENCE was brought to life for an A-Level class as they took a tour of the Alexandra Hospital’s MRI department.

Physics students from NEW College got the chance to see the £1.2 million scanner at the Woodrow Drive hospital as part of their module on x-ray, MRI and ultrasound scans.

Lecturer Ann Crompton said: “We’re really grateful to the Alexandra Hospital for supporting our students. Seeing the equipment and demonstrations really brought our lesson to life.”

Superintendent radiographer John Uren added: “Our MRI patient sessions are always fully booked, so it was tough to find time for these visits but really important for the class.

“It was a pleasure to welcome local students into the hospital and show them what we do. I hope everyone enjoyed their time in the department, and that one or two were inspired to pursue a career in radiology in the future.”

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