NCIMI – pronounced “enceemee” – stands for the National Consortium of Intelligent Medical Imaging.
NCIMI’s mission is to integrate medical imaging, such as CT and MRI scans, with artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve patient care.
Using this technology together can transform how medical professionals diagnose diseases and chronic conditions.
The NHS handles 40 million new imaging requests per year, which currently aren’t standardised or digitally reported.
By bringing this information together, and by engaging with patients to gather anonymised data, we can speed up and improve how we diagnose and prevent diseases whilst lowering costs – improving treatment options for patients.
Based at University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute, NCIMI brings together more than 25 partners including NHS trusts, medical tech companies, charities and patient groups. Current projects cover a wide range of conditions, including childhood obesity, endometriosis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
NCIMI is one of four centres funded by the Innovate UK through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.