BHF MRI Facility


We use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study heart and blood vessel function in heart disease. We have a new 3.0 Tesla Siemens MRI scanner which provides state-of-the-art cardiovascular research imaging at high field strengths.


Our research focus includes:

  • Aortic valve disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary heart disease - angina, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and heart failure
  • Drug development
  • Stroke
  • Computer Modelling

We are also part of the Glasgow Heart and Lung Institute which brings together the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and the University of Glasgow. We support collaborative research at national and international levels. Our collaborators currently include the:

  • Scottish Cardiovascular Research Imaging Group
  • Beatson Oncology Centre
  • Academic partners at the Universities of Leeds, Leicester, Queen Mary - University of London and University College London


In 2009, the British Heart Foundation granted £1.5 million in support of a new MRI facility in our research centre. We gratefully acknowledge research funding from the British Heart Foundation, the Chief Scientist Office, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Medical Research Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council and private donors.

We are a Joint University NHS Research Facility and part of the Glasgow Clinical Research Facility for Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.