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.


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".

Professor Sally Barrington gives inaugural lecture

Sally Barrington

Professor Sally Barrington, Professor of PET Imaging here at the PET Centre, gave her inaugural lecture on the 1st March 2017. Professor Barrington is internationally known for her work in PET and lymphoma. During her lecture, she discussed how her work, based here at the PET Centre since it was opened in 1991, has led to more effective treatment with fewer side-effects for patients with cancer.

More information about the lecture can be found here.

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