MRI Department

Our services

MRI produces extremely detailed images of soft tissue and anatomical structures making it ideal for imaging the brain, spine, abdomen and joints.

In 2019, the CUH MRI Department performed around 45,000 examinations. We are a specialised centre that receives patients from all around the Country. We have six state-of-the-art scanners: one of them is a 3 Tesla, and the remaining are 1.5 Tesla.

We collaborate with different research institutions and manufactures to develop and innovate healthcare technology and techniques. We are a team of highly-trained healthcare professionals who do their best to look after you. 

Non-urgent advice: Information for patients

MRI produces extremely detailed images of soft tissue and anatomical structures making it ideal for imaging the brain, spine, abdomen and joints. It plays an important role in imaging patients with conditions such as stroke, epilepsy , dementia and brain tumours.

In abdominal imaging, MRI is frequently the first line investigation.

The use of MRI in imaging vascular structures has improved the patient experience as it is a minimally invasive. There are many applications for MRI all requiring radiographers and radiologists who are able to build upon their core skills and knowledge to carry out these specialised imaging techniques.

For your safety we ask you to complete a safety questionnaire and follow some preparation steps. (link to steps) at home before the examination. Should you have any doubt please contact the MRI Department as outlined in your letter.

To ensure your safety, your questionnaire will be assessed with you prior to your examination by an MRI Radiographer. They will explain the procedure to you and confirm that it is safe to proceed with the examination.

We want to make clear that your safety is our top priority.

Key personnel

Mr Rhys Slough MSc
MRI Operations Manager SMRT Representative

Dr Ferdia Gallagher
CRUK Senior Cancer Research Fellow Reader in Molecular Imaging Honorary Consultant Radiologist

Dr Martin Graves
Consultant Clinical Scientist Head of MR Physics and Radiology IT, Affiliated Lecturer at University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

Dr Helen Addley
MRI Lead Consultant Radiologist