Edinburgh Imaging


Explore the diseases page within Edinburgh Imaging.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a serious condition whereby the aorta swells & can burst, without warning; it is the thirteenth commonest cause of death in the United Kingdom.

Aortic stenosis

Aortic stenosis is a problem whereby the exit from the heart’s left ventricle into the aorta, is narrowed & may affect the valve separating the two structures, or the tissues above or below the valve.

Carotid artery imaging

Edinburgh Imaging's carotid artery imaging page.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Edinburgh Imaging's chronic kidney disease page.

Coronary artery disease

Edinburgh Imaging's coronary artery disease page.


Dementia is the progressive loss of normal cognitive function, which can occur sporadically due to a genetic predisposition or in relation to chronic cerebrovascular disease.

Inflammatory arthropathies

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or simply lupus) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, mostly affecting women, which is associated with an increased risk of stroke for reasons which are incompletely understood. 

Liver disease / cirrhosis

We image a range of liver diseases including cirrhosis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, macrophage therapy, liver islet therapy, liver transplant & acute liver insult.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease associated with progressive loss of myelin, the natural insulator of nerves.

Myopathies & inflammation

Cardiomyopathies are diseases of the heart muscle, which can affect the heart’s size, shape, structure & function. Cardiomyopathies are frequently inherited. Other myopathic changes can alter aortic & other blood vessel wall structure.

Oncology (hepatic)

We focus on establishing an imaging biomarker for hepato-cellular carcinoma in the context of cirrhosis. The mixed modality technique of PET-MR currently holds the most promise in this regard.

Oncology (neuro) / brain tumour

Edinburgh Imaging's neuro-oncology / brain tumour page.

Small Vessel Disease (SVD)

Small vessel disease (SVD) of the brain relates to abnormalities of the tiny vessels known as arterioles, capillaries & venules & encompasses a range of neuroimaging, pathological, & associated clinical features.


Stroke is a medical emergency that occurs after a sudden disruption of blood supply to the brain. In most cases this occurs due to blockage of an artery, but in some the cause of stroke is a brain haemorrhage.