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Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (AVIC)

AVIC scannerThe Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (AVIC) is a purpose-designed clinical research centre embedded in a hospital environment. The centre contains 'high-dependency' bays with facilities for full medical support including anaesthesia. At its core is a fully-equipped interventional angiography suite, functionally conjoined to a 3T MRI scanner by a mechanised rapid transfer system.

AVIC is next to the Emergency Department and the Oxford Heart Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital. An integrated programme of applied clinical research draws on exceptional local expertise and strong collaborations, and will further benefit from developments in Oxford as a Regional Heart Attack Centre and Comprehensive Stroke Centre.

The work of AVIC builds on substantial existing clinical research infrastructure and strong NHS-University links fostered by the Oxford Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre.

AVIC is funded through grants from the following organisations.

AVIC Senior Investigators

  • Prof Alastair Buchan
    Head of Medical Science Division
    Professor of Clinical Geratology / Hon Consultant Neurologist
  • Prof James Byrne
    Professor of Neuroradiology
    Consultant Neuroradiologist
  • Prof Keith Channon
    Director of Biomedical Research Centre
    Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Robin Choudhury
    Clinical Director of AVIC
    Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow
    Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
  • Prof Peter Jezzard
    Professor of Neuroimaging
    Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuroimaging
  • Dr James Kennedy
    Group Head of Geratology and Stroke Medicine
    Honorary Consultant Physician
  • Prof Stefan Neubauer
    Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
  • Prof Peter Ratcliffe
    Nuffield Professor of Medicine
    Honorary Consultant Physician
  • Prof Peter Rothwell
    Professor of Clinical Neurology
    Honorary Consultant Neurologist
  • Prof Hugh Watkins
    Head of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Honorary Consultant in Cardiology and General Medicine
  • Prof Suzanne Watt
    Professor of Haematology
    National Head of Stem Cells and Immunotherapies