The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

mri scanner

MRI is a way of examining the organs and tissues in the body without the use of X-rays and has no known harmful effects. The MRI scanner uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves and an advanced computer to provide very clear and detailed images of any area of the body, and is particularly useful when examining areas in the body that are surrounded by bone, such as the brain or spinal cord.

MRI is a valuable tool for the diagnosis of a wide range of conditions and allows us to see somebody structures that may not be visible with other diagnostic imaging methods. MRI scans are often used to examine joints, particularly for the common sports injuries affecting the knee. Scans can identify tendons, ligaments, muscle, cartilage and bone marrow and can help your doctor decide whether an injury needs surgery.

MRI departments at St. James’s Hospital, Leeds & Leeds General Infirmary

St James’s Hospital has 3 MRI scanners,1 in Lincoln Wing and 2 in Bexley Wing.

The LGI has 3 scanners although one is used solely for cardiac imaging, both are situated in Clarendon Wing.

Please note that your appointment may be on any site, regardless of where you saw your Consultant so please check your appointment letter.


Contact us

You can contact the MRI department on the below number

Reception 0113 2068900
Opening Times Between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday

Please note that this an office number and if your query is of a clinical nature, it may be necessary for a radiographer to call you back.