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Acute Multidisciplinary Imaging and Interventional Centre welcomes first patients

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The newly relaunched Acute Multidisciplinary and Interventional Centre (AMIIC) at the John Radcliffe Hospital has welcomed its first NHS patients.

AMIIC, part of the University of Oxford’s Radcliffe Department of Medicine, was previously know as AVIC (Acute Vascular Imaging Centre).

AMIIC’s new photon counting CT scanner is the first in the world to sit within a hybrid catheterisation laboratory, and it overcomes the loss of information in conventional CT scans, resulting in clearer images for clinicians.

Patients at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be the first to benefit from this new scanner. Signs of cardiac disease can be quickly picked up in patients referred to AMIIC with chest pain or shortness of breath.

AMIIC has a research, as well as clinical, role, and AMIIC Director Professor Charis Antoniades said: “Our new scanner has the potential to transform clinical practice, as well optimising artificial intelligence models at the big data facility, also within AMIIC.”

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Pictured: Peter Harrison, Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers GB&I (left), with Professor Charalambos Antoniades, Director of the Oxford Acute Vascular Imaging Centre, oversaw the delivery of the UK’s first photon-counting CT