Edinburgh Imaging

Checks prior to your MRI examination

MRI scanning is not suitable for everyone.

mri scan

These checks can also be used prior to having a PET-MRI scan. 

For safety reasons, it is often NOT possible to have an MRI examination if you have:

  • A heart pacemaker
  • Surgical clips within your head
  • Programmable shunts
  • Inner ear implants
  • Metal fragments within your eye or head
  • Neuro electrical stimulators


Please contact us by telephone prior to your examination if you think you may have one of the above:


  • Edinburgh Imaging Facility - The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Hospital

    • Telephone: 0131 242 6627
  • Edinburgh Imaging Facility - Queen's Medical Research Institute 

    • Telephone: 0131 242 7776

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