Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Centre
The Wales Research and Diagnostic PET Imaging Centre (PETIC) has a cyclotron-based production facility which provides radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic and research using both clinical and pre-clinical PET/CT scanners.
The first of its kind in Wales, the Centre focuses on cutting-edge research and teaching in positron emission tomography (PET) for higher education across Wales and the UK. It also delivers a local clinical service for NHS Wales patients.
They provide 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. They also offer a clinical scanning facility which is 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).
The Centre has plans to develop a neurological research focus and introduce scanning of GABA receptors, Glutamate receptors, microglial activation and Tau protein. In addition, they offer novel radioisotopes such as Zirconium 89 and Yttrium 86 with which they are able to label and image monoclonal antibodies.
|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||Mediso Nanoscan PET/CT||Used to image pre-clinical subjects using either PET 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, FastLab 2||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
University Hospital of Wales