Thursday, January 16, 2014

AMIEN - In The Department Of Radiology, HUSM


AMIEN stand for 'Advance Minimally Invansive Endovascular & Neurointerventional' Unit. The Interventional services in the department of Radiology, HUSM have been started since 1987. This service was pioneered by AP Dr Nurul Azman Alias and Dr Mahayidin Muhamad. In 2001, the interventional service is continued by AP Dr Mohd Shafie Abdullah with the help of Dr Adam Pany as visiting Consultant.

Currently, this unit is man powered by 5 radiologist, 10 angiographers and 4 dedicated staff nurses. Each day, there will be 6 postgraduate students that will assist the procedures. The component of AMIEN are Bi-plane Angiography machine, MR-High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and Radiology Clinic. On top of that, this unit has Thrombectomy Angiojet machine, Dedicated Ultrasound machine and Clotting Time machine. For the purpose of training and education, this unit is also equipped with Simbionix Angio-Simulator machine and Tanberg Video-Conferencing facility.

Our unit is supported by various discipline in our hospital such as Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic, Nephrology, Oncology, Gastro-enterology and Vascular. AMIEN also has established networking at the national and international level with other institutions. We have good collaboration with our fraternity in interventional radiology with local universities and goverment hospital. 


At the international level, we have good networking with interventional institution in France, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Yemen. We hope that AMIEN unit will be the center of excellence in the future for education, services, training and research.





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