Edinburgh Imaging Facility QMRI
This facility is located within the Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI) at the Bioquarter campus at Little France.
The Edinburgh Imaging Facility QMRI delivers clinical & academic research imaging in humans.
Clinically, we collaborate closely with NHS Lothian because we are co-located on the Bioquarter campus with the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, at Little France.
Academically, we are located within the Clinical Research Facility, which puts us at the heart of medically focused research.
Physically, we are located within the Queens Medical Research Institute (QMRI).
A team of multidisciplinary imaging scientists advises on all aspects of the implementation & design of imaging protocols for patients & study participants. We also host an image analysis suite which is ideal for post processing & assessment of imaging data.
Our research currently focuses on:
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Pulmonary diseases
- Vascular diseases of the brain
We can provide high quality imaging for small single scan projects, right through to coordinating multi-centre global clinical trials.
FAQ: I am a patient / study participant - can you provide me with information about my appointment?
- 2009 - We started scanning trial participants & patients under the aegis, "Clinical Research Imaging Centre" (CRIC)
- 2010 - The Duke of Edinburgh, then Chancellor of the University, officially opened the facility on 29th October
- 2014 - The facility joined the Edinburgh Imaging community
- 2016 - The facility was renamed the Edinburgh Imaging Facility QMRI
- 2017 - Princess Anne, now Chancellor of the University, officially opened the facility under its new name on 14th February 2017
The Edinburgh Imaging facility QMRI houses Scotland's first PET-MR scanner, the Siemens Biograph mMR, which combines state-of-the-art 3T MR with proven molecular imaging, fully integrated in one system.
EI facility location
|PET-MR||3.0T||Siemens Healthcare||Biograph mMR||QMRI|
|MR||3.0T||Siemens Healthcare||Magnetom Skyrafit||QMRI|
64 slice CT LYSO detectors Extended table range TOF-capable
|GE Healthcare||Discovery 710||QMRI|
128 slice CT LSO detectorsTOF-capable
|Siemens Healthcare||Biograph mCT||QMRI|
|Hand-held fundus camera||Epipole||EpiCam||QMRI|
|Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)||Heidelberg Engineering||SPECTRALIS||QMRI|
|Amyloid Plaque detection via SLO||Neurovision||QMRI|
|OCT Angiography||Heidelberg Engineering||SPECTRALIS||QMRI|
|Ophthalmoscope Ultra-widefield SLO||200° FoV||Optos||Daytona||QMRI|
|Optical Biometry (Axial Length)||Ziess||IOL Master||QMRI|
|GMP Radiochemistry Suite||QMRI|
Our facility is backed by financial support from private donations and grants from a range of sources:
- Elizabeth Batey
- British Heart Foundation
- The late Mr George Birtwhistle and Mr Ronald Storey
- Chief Scientist Office
- College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
- Winifred Gear Bequest
- Gannochy Trust
- NHS Lothian
- Professor Walter Nimmo
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Norman Salvesen Emphysema Research Trust
- Wellcome Trust
- many others, some of which are listed on the main Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI) donor board.
- For patients & others visiting the facility:
- For research / academic / clinical / industry & collaborator queries:
- Please link to the short url for our Edinburgh Imaging Facility QMRI webpage:
- 14 Sep 18. Edinburgh Imaging Facilities
- Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI)
- Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility (CRF)
- MRC Centre for Inflammation Research
- BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science
- MRC Reproductive & Developmental Sciences
- School of Informatics
- NHS Lothian clinicians and support staff
- SINAPSE (Scottish Imaging Network, A Platform for Scientific Excellence)