Magnetic resonance imaging



Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is well established at Croydon Health services and the MRI unit is provided in partnership with InHealth.


MRI scans

Referral criteria

Requests and results

Contact information



MRI scans

MRI scans are available to investigate conditions affecting the hips, knees, lumbar spine and shoulders.  Direct access is currently limited to lumbar spine investigations only.

The MRI unit is provided in partnership with InHealth, offering patients open and closed scanners ensuring accessibility for bariatric and claustrophobic patients.

The service is available at Croydon University Hospital only and the maximum wait is six weeks for non-urgent referrals.



Referral criteria

Patients requiring an urgent suspected cancer referral should follow the 2 week referral pathway

Please refer to referral guidelines for MRI safety criteria.


Requests and results

Requests should be made via Sunquest ICE.

Or fax completed referral form to 020 8401 3697.

Results and reports are sent back to GPs via Sunquest ICE.

For downtimes procedures click here.



Contact information

MRI Unit

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road



Tel: 020 8401 3696


Fax: 020 8401 3697


Service Leads

Service Manager for Imaging & Cancer

Juliet Kenney: 020 8401 3465

Lead Consultant for MRI

Dr David Sarma 
Tel: 020 8401 3054

Additional Information

Please ask your patient to confirm their appointment at least 48 hours in advance by contacting the MRI Centre Patient Information on 020 8401 3696

Documents can be downloaded from the information table on the right hand section of this page.


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