MRI physics services

MRI quality assurance and safety services

Our MRI physics service provides a quality assurance (QA) and safety service to both internal and external clients. We cover three scanners in Southampton as well as the MRI scanners in Winchester (Royal Hampshire County Hospital) and the Isle of Wight (St Mary’s Hospital, Newport). The QA procedure is generally carried out every three months on each of the scanners. Acceptance testing is carried once a new scanner is installed and must be satisfactorily completed before the scanner can be put into clinical use.

Patients can also be referred for specialist MRI scans which we will carry out or assist with, including functional MRI.

Meet the team

MRI physics is part of the imaging group within the department of medical physics, which is led by Dr Matt Guy.

Dr Angela Darekar leads the MRI team. Dr Darekar has many years experience in MRI and is involved in research projects relating to its use.

Contact us

Medical physics department
Mailpoint 29
Southampton General Hospital
Southampton
SO16 6YD

  • Email angela.darekar@uhs.nhs.uk
  • Telephone 023 8120 4470