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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 an 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 NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

Acute Vascular Imaging Centre (AVIC)

AVIC is funded through grants from the following organisations.