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Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation

Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation

The Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation (IMIV) has been established to support high quality research and education in the fields of medical imaging and medical visualisation. The IMIV will be based at the Bournemouth Gateway Building which will house associated key infrastructure investments, including a state-of-the-art Siemens 3T MRI Scanner, which were co-funded by Bournemouth University and the Dorset LEP.

Research at the Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation

Our ambition is to develop a portfolio of world-class research and educational and professional development programmes. We work across the University, and partner with NHS Trusts and primary care, industry and academia. We are passionate about creating a culture of cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation focused on the rapidly evolving field of medical imaging.

Our research is motivated by clinical need and the needs of wider society. We study how medical imaging technologies can be used in diagnosis, and in planning and monitoring treatments, as well as to study normal physiological processes. Our research also encompasses image-guided therapy, and associated digital technologies and devices. Our research programmes include novel techniques and applications for MRI to image liver, pancreatic and biliary disease, and the use of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques such as sMRI and fMRI to study the brain in health and disease.

What does the IMIV do?

The IMIV manages several key resources, particularly the Bournemouth University MRI Centre. For information about these resources and how to book them, contact Associate Professor Jamie Franklin, Head of IMIV.

The IMIV is developing high quality research and educational outputs to advance the fields of medical imaging and medical visualisation technologies such as simulation and augmented reality. We are developing imaging research with partner organisations in the NHS and industry and are forming collaborations to support the development of new technologies, such as machine learning and digital health innovation. Particular areas of clinical interest are hepatopancreaticobiliary (liver, pancreas and bile ducts) and gastrointestinal (gut) imaging. With our colleagues in the Department of Psychology, we have an active programme of research using fMRI to study brain function.

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Latest news from the IMIV

IMIV MRI Pump-Priming Research Scheme

To celebrate the launch of the Bournemouth University Institute of Medical Imaging and Visualisation, we are pleased to launch an MRI pump-priming scheme to support innovative MRI research project