Edinburgh Imaging

Tell me more about my scan

We perform several different types of research scanning. Each is explained here.

What is an MRI scan?

What is an MRI scan?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was first demonstrated in the early 1970s and first used clinically in the 1980s. It is a relatively new technique which continues to be a fast developing science.

What is a CT scan?

What is a CT scan?
A computerised tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body.

What is a PET scan?

What is  a PET scan?
Positron emission tomography (PET) scans are used to produce detailed three-dimensional images of the inside of the body.

What is an Ultrasound scan?

What is an ultrasound scan?
An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart.

What is an X-ray?

X-ray image of two hands
An X-ray is a safe and painless procedure that's often used to produce images of the inside of the body of a human or animal.

What is Microscopy?

What is Microscopy?
Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view samples and objects that cannot be seen with the unaided eye (objects that are not within the resolution range of the normal eye).