Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) unit

The cardiovascular magnetic resonance unit performs non-invasive investigation of congenital heart disease and a wide variety of acquired cardiovascular diseases.


Royal Brompton Hospital

Ground floor CMR building (next to Private Patients), opposite entrance to main hospital building in Sydney Street


Mon to Fri, 9am to 8pm

Sat and Sun, research only

Telephone: 020 7351 8800

Fax: 020 7351 8816

(telephone enquiries 9am to 5pm only)

Department head

Dudley Pennell

Information for doctors

Always check with patient for any contraindications to CMR. If in any doubt about previous surgery, metallic implants etc. please contact CMR unit for advice.

Outpatient requests

Please send CMR request form or referral letter direct to the CMR unit.

Inpatient requests

Send or fax request form to CMR unit (fax number 8816). Always phone to discuss patient’s clinical history and to allow us to prioritise patients for first available scanning slot. Please note that scans usually take an hour.