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Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre

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Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC)

Located in the heart of the University of Sussex campus, the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC) is a purpose-built interdisciplinary research, imaging and teaching facility that draws together a dynamic range of researchers and their interests.

CISC is part of Brighton and Sussex Medical School and collaborates closely with the School of Psychology and School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex.

Our aim is to facilitate cutting-edge, world-class research into areas as diverse as addiction, emotion, consciousness, psychophysiological mechanisms, neurological disorders, cognitive and social performance, inflammatory disorders, cancer, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Designed as a multi-user facility, CISC offers multimodal and quantitative imaging in addition to opportunities for integrative imaging to researchers from across the universities. One of the areas of particular strength at CISC is imaging neuroscience, in close collaboration with other members of Sussex Neuroscience. CISC has played a central role in facilitating an array of high profile projects in neuroscience.

We also work closely with colleagues from the Sussex Centre for Consciousness Science, which seeks to unravel the complex neural networks underpinning conscious experience in health and disease.If you want to use CISC facilities for your research, read more about research at CISC.


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors should read the additional patient information sheet, which can be downloaded below.

Download our COVID-19 information sheet for patients here > 

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Key research areas at CISC include quantitative MRI techniques, neuroscience, psychiatry and consciousness. Associated faculty come from the University of Sussex's School of Life Sciences, School of Psychology and School of Informatics, as well as from the Sussex Centre for Consciousness Science.

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CISC occupies a unique position as a multi-dimensional facility, and we welcome opportunities for providing innovative forms of cost-effective imaging that underpin the aims of the Centre.

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Information for patients

Alongside cutting-edge research, CISC delivers high-quality diagnostic imaging services in the fields of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET-CT and CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to patients from the Brighton and Sussex NHS Trust and other sectors.

Read more about what we offer our CISC patients >

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors should read the additional patient information sheet, which can be downloaded below.

Download our COVID information sheet here > 

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Points of contact include the Academic Director, PET Clinical Lead and CISC Business Director, as well as our radiographers. We welcome enquiries related to research, scanning, imaging physics and funding.

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