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The Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualization Unit

Delivering advanced visual computing solutions to add value to the NHS in Wales

Our main objectives are:
To leverage on the expertise which exists within Wales in the area of medical imaging analysis and visualization
To develop Wales-wide research collaborations between NHS Wales, industry and academia
To enhance and develop existing ways of visualization medical scenarios
To improve methods of medical diagnosis
To create training applications for education and rehearsal
To develop new ways of delivering technology enhanced learning
To improve the health, wellbeing and wealth of the people of Wales
To help enhance the patient experience and care environment through the deployment of innovative visual computing tools.

The unit was established in 2011 and is one of three Biomedical Research Units funded by the Welsh Government's National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR). It is a partnership between the Research Institute of Visual Computing (RIVIC), the NHS in Wales and Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities. The Unit employs a team of eight research officers to work on projects where imaging and visualization technologies can provide added value to medical applications.

The purpose of the unit is to provide expertise in the scientific foundations and application of medical image analysis and visualization techniques. Since the launch of the unit, we have published over 50 refereed research papers. Details of our publications can be found here.