Edinburgh Imaging

Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ page provides answers to the most common questions we are asked.

COVID-19 & visiting the Edinburgh Imaging Facilities

The current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation means our working practises have changed:

  • Please attend on your own for your appointment whenever possible
  • If you require assistance, bring only one person with you
  • Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment time
  • On arrival, we will direct you to wash your hands
  • We - the radiographers - will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) where needed

We have adopted these measures to protect you & our staff. We appreciate your understanding & cooperation at this challenging time.


There are four different imaging centres at the Edinburgh Bioquarter / Little France site.

Be sure to check at which centre your appointment is, before you set out from home.

What do I need to know about my scan in the:


Edinburgh Imaging Facility - The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Hospital (EIF RIE)

When you arrive at EIF-RIE:

  • You will need to buzz for access at the main door.
  • We will ask you to be seated in the reception area.
  • Once seated, we will ask you to complete a screening form.
  • A radiographer will collect you when it's time for your scan.
  • Read our FAQ on having a MR scan 
  • Directions to EIF-RIE


Edinburgh Imaging Facility - Queen's Medical Research Institute (EIF-QMRI)

When you arrive at EIF-QMRI: