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MRI referrals

MRI scans under general anaesthetic

Children who require an MRI under general anaesthetic need to be under a named consultant within Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Please refer your patient to the appropriate clinical team and the team will then request the MRI scan.

Cardiac MRI scans

We do not accept outside referrals specifically for a cardiac MRI scan. All patients need to be seen by a paediatric cardiologist beforehand. 

Awake MRI scans

Who can refer

We accept referrals for awake MRI scans from GPs, consultants at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and other hospitals.

How to refer

We accept written referrals addressed to the imaging reception. Please send by email or post using the details in the box on this page.

To avoid unnecessary delays, please make sure that the following patient information is written clearly on the referral letter:

  • full name
  • address
  • contact number
  • date of birth.

It is also important to write or type the clinical details and type of test required legibly, as this information is scanned by computer.

Urgent referrals

Please mark any urgent referrals as urgent and include all the relevant clinical information.

All requests will be screened by a consultant radiologist.

Emergency referrals may be made following assessment by the accident and emergency team. 

NHS GP referrals

All NHS GP referrals must be submitted using the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Referrals sent by email or post from NHS GPs will not be processed. 

Referral contacts

Tel: 020 7188 9218

Imaging reception
Evelina London Children's Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH