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The University of Hull PET Research Centre is a medical-imaging research facility. Our mission is to improve both the availability and the capabilities of nuclear imaging of cancer and cardiac disease.

Molecular imaging with PET lets us detect the molecular processes that underpin disease without the need for invasive surgery. It means therapy can be stratified to the patients who stand the best chance of responding.

PET can also be used to detect whether patients are responding to therapy early on, allowing treatment to be altered quickly if it is of little or no benefit.

The Challenge

The University of Hull PET Research Centre is a medical-imaging research facility. Our mission is to improve both the availability and the capabilities of nuclear imaging of cancer and cardiac disease.

Our specific aims are to validate novel PET radiotracers and enable their translation into the clinic, as well as extend the application of existing PET radiotracers to the management of disease.

The Approach

The University of Hull is the only UK site to have a research-dedicated cyclotron for preclinical research. This allows us to focus on new tracer development and the delivery of research projects with academic and industrial partners.

The PET Research Centre is linked with the Jack Brignall PET-CT centre at Hull’s Castle Hill Hospital, which houses a Siemens Biograph mCT Flow Edge PET-CT scanner and will house a groundbreaking dose-on-demand cyclotron facility based around a GE GENTrace cyclotron.