Welcome to the King's College London & Guy's and St Thomas' PET Centre

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 6000 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.


Professor Sally Barrington awarded NIHR Professorship

Sally Barrington

We are delighted to announce that Professor Sally Barrington, Professor of PET Imaging here at the PET Centre, has been awarded a Research Professorship by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This award will allow Professor Barrington to undertake full time research over the next five years, with the support of three doctoral and post-doctoral posts. The focus of the research will be on how PET can be used to guide chemotherapy and radiotherapy so that cancer treatments can become more effective and patients experience fewer side-effects.

More information about the award can be found here.

PET Centre staff pick up awards at the BNMS Spring Meeting 2017

CA receives award

A number of technologists, radiographers, physicists and clinicians from the PET Centre attended the Annual Spring Meeting of the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS), which took place in Birmingham in May this year. Many of our staff contributed to the conference by running workshops, chairing academic sessions and presenting posters and talks.

Three abstracts from the PET Centre were awarded prizes at the conference: The Radiographers, Technologist and Nurses Poster Prize was award to Carla Abreu et al. for a poster entitled "Experience of implementing radiotherapy planning in PET/CT"; the Multimodality Oral Prize was awarded to Professor Gary Cook et al. for an oral presentation entitled "Response assessment of bone metastases in breast cancer: comparison of [18F]fluorine, [18]-FDG PET/CT and diffusion-weighted MRI" and the 1st Place Radiotherapy Prize was awarded to Dr Jim O'Doherty et al. for an oral presentation entitled "First whole-body biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of [18F]tetrafluoroborate ([18F]TFB), a PET probe for imaging sodium-iodide symporter expression in thyroid cancer patients".

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