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The newly relaunched Acute Multidisciplinary Imaging and Interventional Centre (AMIIC) at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine welcomes its first NHS patients today, Monday 4 July.

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, which is based at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Signs of cardiac disease can be quickly picked up in patients referred to AMIIC with chest pain or shortness of breath.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our first patients”, says Clinical Operations Manager Sheena Thomas.

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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