PET Research Centre (PETRC)
The availability of new types of scans tested in the University PET Research Centre has improved the capabilities of Nuclear Cardiology at Castle Hill Hospital. These include patients with amyloid scans, sarcoidosis and drug delivery to the lung, with more than 50 patients benefitting per annum.
".. a continued and significant improvement in the delivery of these diagnostic services has resulted in an improved standard of patient care. This partnership approach has enabled the PET Research Centre (PETRC) to increase its throughput and effectively cope with an ever-increasing number of patient scans.
David Haire - Project Director, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Jack Brignall PET-CT Clinical Scanning Centre
Replacing a limited capacity mobile scanner that was only based at the hospital for two days a week, the PET-CT Clinical Scanning Centre his site houses a Siemens Biograph mCT Flow Edge PET-CT scanner, with a second state-of-the-art scanner on order. The building has enabled a three-fold increase in the number of scans, and its state-of-the-art equipment has improved the healthcare and experience of thousands of patients.
Molecular Imaging Research Centre (MIRC)
Opening later in 2023, the MIRC is located next door to the PET-CT Clinical Scanning Centre, enabling easier collaboration and speedier diagnostics and care for patients. The centre will accommodate a groundbreaking dose-on-demand cyclotron facility based around a GE GENTrace cyclotron.
Together, these three integrated facilities have improved patient care facilities and increased clinical trial opportunities at Castle Hill Hospital, serving Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The innovative medical imaging technologies employed at these sites have significantly impacted patient health and NHS services while facilitating international research interactions and attracting skilled workers to the region.