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Medical Imaging Centre

Medical Imaging Centre

Welcome to the Medical Imaging Centre

The Medical Imaging Centre is a major research facility within the Department of Health and Care Professions.

We provide both state of the art imaging equipment and experienced staff, to assist researchers and students in collaborative and multidisciplinary research by applying clinical and advanced medical imaging techniques to address key questions in clinical research.


The Centre is located on St Luke’s Campus, University of Exeter, and supports across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, as well as other Faculties and external users.

We work closely with the Mirielle Gillings Neuroimaging Centre which is based at the nearby Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital site.

What we do

The Centre is run within the Department of Health and Care Professions which sits in the University's Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The Centre is run by the Director alongside key colleagues in the Medical Imaging team, a Lab Manager and in collaboration with Exeter Innovation team. We fully integrate several modalities, including portable and static radiographic equipment, multiple ultrasound scanners, high resolution pQCT, and bone health diagnostic tools such as DXA (GE iDXA), Echolight, and Bindex systems. We offer vascular testing systems such as Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Doppler ultrasound.

We also work in collaboration with the Mirielle Gillings Neuroimaging Centre which offer 3T MRI and PET/CT facilities.

Although set up as a single integrated multi-user facility, we have separate Leads for all domains of the facility in order to provide efficient and high-quality service covering the varied aspects of imaging.
As a TRAC-rated research facility, the Medical Imaging Centre is based on a full economic costing principle. However, several 'low cost' schemes have been implemented to initiate research projects and support research grant applications.

Our aim is to support research projects within the University of Exeter, as well as external projects and collaborations with state-of-the-art facilities and specialist knowledge on clinical medical imaging and diagnostic radiography. 

We invite you to Meet the Team and to browse through the different Equipment that we have. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Medical Imaging Centre or would like to use any of our equipment, then please get in contact with us.

Telephone: 01392 722511