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Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Centre

PETIC is a cyclotron- based production facility which provides radiopharmaceuticals for both diagnostic and research utilising both clinical and pre-clinical PETCT scanners. PETIC provides research opportunities across the Schools of Medicine, Bioscience, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Psychology and Optometry, in addition to All Wales Research Networks and GW4.

The provision of the pre-clinical PET facility will be particularly attractive to the pharmaceutical industry. PETIC also offers a clinical scanning facility able to provide scans with FDG (Oncology, Neurology), F Choline (Prostate Cancer), NaF (Bone Scan), Florbetapir (Amyloid Plaque in Alzheimer’s) and F DOPA (Dopamine system and Parkinson’s Disease). PETIC has plans to develop a neurological research focus and introduce scanning of GABA receptors, Glutamate receptors, microglial activation and Tau protein. In addition, PETIC offers novel radioisotopes such as Zirconium 89 and Yttrium 86 with which PETIC is able to label and image monoclonal antibodies.


Enw Brand/model Manylion
Cyclotron Cyclone 18/9 Used to produce a range of radioisotopes including, but not limited to, 18F, 13N, 15O, 11C, 89Zr
Hot Cells Gravatom Hot Cells Used to house radiochemistry systems for the production of radiopharmaceuticals
PETCT Clinical Scanner GE 690 PET CT TOF Scanner used to image patients who have received radiopharmaceuticals
Pre Clinical PET Scanner FlexTriumph Multi Modality PET, SPECT CT Used to image pre clinical subjects using either PET, SPECT or CT
Quality Control Lab Various Used to test a range of chemicals using HPLC with UV, ECD and Radiation detectors, Mass Spectr
Radiochemistry Systems Eckert and Ziegler, Synthera, TRASIS AIO Used to produce a range of radiopharmaceuticals
Radionuclide Delivery System Booth Welsh System Used to transport radioactive material around the PETIC facility


Professor Chris Marshall

+44 (0)29 2074 8164


  • Main Hospital Building
    Ysbyty Athrofaol Cymru
    Parc y Mynydd Bychan
    CF14 4XN