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Since 1968 IMI has set and maintained standards for the medical illustration profession, bringing together the disciplines of clinical photography, medical art, illustration, graphic design and video within healthcare.

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    Clinical Photographer - Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

    Updated: 18/12/2014

    A rare opportunity has arisen for a clinical photographer to join our team of photographers, graphic designers, retinal screeners and administrative staff in the largest Medical Illustration department south of London.

  • Two new tender opportunities
    Two new tender opportunities

    Updated: 18/12/2014

    IMI have issued two tender opportunities: The development of a promotional video and the production of Generic IMI Branded pop- up banner stands. The closing date for both is 1st February 2015.

  • November 2014 Newsletter from the Academy for Healthcare Science
    November 2014 Newsletter from the Academy for Healthcare Science

    Updated: 18/11/2014

    The newsletter bringing the latest information and updates from the Academy for Healthcare Science, together with news from across the healthcare science profession.

  • Use of ' Apps' to share clinical images
    Use of ' Apps' to share clinical images

    Updated: 19/10/2014

    Some of you may have seen recent reports about mobile device applications that have been developed enabling healthcare professionals to share photographs of patients and their clinical conditions. These 'apps' allow users to take and share images in an open environment, the terms and conditions that the user agrees to absolve the 'app' developers of any responsibility relating to the taking and use of these images.

  • IMI Conference Bristol 2014 - Final day
    IMI Conference Bristol 2014 - Final day

    Updated: 18/10/2014

    The final day at the IMI conference Bristol 2014 saw many interesting speakers from the scientific programme. Our last and Closing Keynote Speaker, Greg Harding provided an insight into the over lapping world of commercial photography.

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