Welcome to The PET Centre at St Thomas' Hospital London

PET Centre Reception

With more than 20 years experience of PET and PET-CT scanning and now also PET-MR, the Centre provides PET services for referred patients at a local and national level and performs clinically related research. We scan over 4500 patients per year, and the enhancements of our newly refurbished centre let us be there for our patients at every step of the experience and make it as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Our PET Centre is a centre of excellence with an international reputation for delivering the best patient care, highest quality academic research, and training. We strive to make a difference for the patients we scan, and via the research we perform.

PET-CT Scanner with patient

Our mission is to perform basic, translational and applied clinical PET research across all specialties including oncology, neurology/psychiatry, and cardiology. We welcome work with external collaborators, including industry. We aim to obtain the best possible quality and reliability for all studies we perform.

The Centre develops exciting PET methodology (e.g. PET-MR), and also performs cutting-edge research into innovative radiochemistry using our in-house cyclotron and our wide range of multidisciplinary expertise.


New Course dates now live

PET Methodology Brochure Photo

We are pleased to announce new dates for our short courses for 2017. Places are filling up fast for all the courses so if you want to register or learn more about our courses and what is included please have a look here .

Professor Paul Marsden awarded inaugural John Mallard Award

Paul Marsden receives the John Mallard Award

Paul Marsden, Professor of PET Physics here at the PET Centre, has been awarded the inaugural John Mallard Award from the International Organisation for Medical Physics. Being presented for the first time, the award recognises Professor Marsden's work in developing a positron emission tomography (PET) detector system that functions properly and safely inside a MRI scanner.

More information about the award can be found on the IOMP Website.

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