Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Our two PET scanners are located at our flagship building, WMIC, and we can use both in-house manufactured, such as [11C] PK11195, [18F] F-DOPA  and [15O] water and those produced by external organisations, such as [18F] FDG, [18F] Na-F and [18F] Florbetaben.

Our PET scanners are:

  • the UK’s only high resolution research tomograph (HRRT) Siemens brain PET scanner, capable of 2.5mm resolution
  • Siemens True-V PET-CT scanner, similar to those found in NHS Trust premises, with capable list mode acquisition and 5mm resolution for high end PET research

The suite also contains: Pet imaging equipment

  • Two HIDEX, GMP compatible, [15O]–water generators based in each scanning room
  • Custom built radioactive gas delivery system for controlled delivery of radioactive gases straight from the cyclotron
  • ISOMED dose calibrators
  • Custom built, BGO based, arterial blood counters
  • Medrad injector for CT contrast
  • Motion correction technology for use in brain imaging

Located between the two PET scanner rooms, we have a fully equipped bioanalysis laboratory, offering the following equipment operated by trained and expert staff:

  • Custom built, high performance, NaI based, manual well counter
  • NOVA biomedical blood gas analyser
  • PerkinElmer automatic gamma counter

More information Both PET scanners are operated by a fully qualified, HCPC-registered radiographer and a PET technologist. We have a contract in place with Christie Medical Physics and Engineering to provide medical physics expertise for the PET scanners to ensure the scanners are operating optimally.


Eleanor Duncan-Rouse
Lead Radiographer (PET)
T: +44 (0) 161 275 0052
E: eleanor.duncan-rouse@manchester.ac.uk