Edinburgh Imaging

Donate your scan

By donating your brain scan you are contributing to the future of research in healthcare.


The image databank, where your brain scan is stored securely, provides researchers with a large pool of images and data to analyse. Many research teams can apply for access to the databank to test hypotheses, tools and programmes, without the need to recruit and image for each study individually.

From time to time the University will create a link between the databank and the NHS’s clinical systems. This is performed by NHS Scotland’s Information Services Division (ISD), and includes transfer of GP/clinic/hospital visits, referrals and test results. The linked data can then also be analysed, giving an insight into a patient’s health following their brain scan.




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