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 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.

New PET Suite at Guy's Cancer

Guy's Cancer opening

The PET Centre has expanded to a new PET Suite within the Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital, where we have a new state-of-the-art PET-CT scanner. The Cancer Centre brings together most cancer imaging and treatment under one roof within a purpose-built building. The PET Suite welcomed its first patients in November 2016, and is now routinely scanning patients.

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, who visited the Cancer Centre on the 9th February, praised the Trust for "leading the way in providing world class cancer care & treatment".

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