To refer a patient to London Imaging Centre for MRI, Ultrasound, DXA or X-ray you must be a:

GMC registered doctor


Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Osteopath registered with a governing body in the UK.
If you are an Allied Health Professional and wish to refer a patient for X-ray you must first sign an IRMER declaration stating that you fully understand the risks of exposing a patient to radiation.

To request a referral pack, simply send your name and postal address through to

If it’s only the referral forms you are after, please mention this in your email.

We’ve made referring patients to London Imaging Centre easier than ever. If you have a Referrer Portal account, you can log in here and make referrals online. If you would like to set one up, please contact us on 020 8038 7404, or at Our Portal allows you to refer patients, book them in, and view their scan images and reports, all in one place.

Alternatively, you can still send referrals by downloading our referral form here. Provide as much information as possible and send the referral in one of the following ways:
1. Upload the referral online under ‘referrer booking’
2. Scan and email the form to
3. Fax the referral to 020 7631 1604
One of our friendly bookings team will contact your patient to arrange a suitable appointment.

Our referral form is clearly formatted requesting all of the information we need about you and your patient. Please complete as much of the form as you can, this will speed up the process of booking your patient an appointment, reducing the amount of follow-up in order to obtain more information to complete the booking.

Remember to tick which examination is required, clearly state the region and provide clinical details as to what you are querying and symptoms displayed. These details are used by the reporting Radiologist to formulate the report.

At the bottom, your information should be full and complete so we know where to send the report and can contact you in urgent cases.

No, we do not have an open MRI scanner here. Our MRI is a donut shape, open at both ends and in a spacious room. If your patient suffers from claustrophobia or is anxious in small spaces, you should know our radiographers are highly trained to make them feel comfortable and at ease. As a result we have a high success rate with these patients making it through their scans.

Yes, London Imaging Centre offers some MRI scans with contrast to adults over the age of 18 years old. We ensure the highest level of patient safety and always have a doctor on site when administering contrast. Patients over the age of 65 are required to provide a blood test less than a month old showing their creatinine level/eGFR. Patients with history of renal disease or kidney problems are also asked to provide details of their creatinine levels to make sure it is safe for them to receive contrast.

Yes, we welcome children for MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray however age and temperament of the child does need to be considered.

During an MRI scan, a child must be very still and follow the instructions of the radiographer. They must be able to remain calm during the scan – moving, fidgeting or talking will blur the images. A parent is invited to stay in the MRI room with their child during the scan to provide comfort. The parent will have to fill out a form to accompany their child.

In some cases, however, it is more suitable for children to have their MRI at a paediatric hospital. These hospitals are able to administer sedation or anaesthetic where appropriate.

While we do not X-ray babies or small children, we occasionally have child patients for X-ray.

We also offer ultrasound services for children and babies of all ages. Our specialist paediatric Consultant Radiologist, Dr Lesley MacDonald, has a clinic on Tuesday Afternoons.

There are no height restrictions when it comes to our MRI scanner, however we are unable to scan a patient who weighs over 130kg/20st/300pounds. Broad shoulders can also prevent a patient from reaching the correct position in the scanner. If in doubt please call us on 020 7042 1888 or email

Images are available on our online Portal as soon as the scan is completed. We aim to make the report available within one working day. The quickest way to access the report is through our Portal, but it can also be faxed or posted to you. Urgent reports can be produced given prior notice and may carry an additional cost. For more information please call 020 7042 1888 or email