"367,000 new cancer cases in the UK every year - that's around 1,000 every day (2015-2017). Every two minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer".
The more information about a patient's cancer, the higher the chance of finding the most effective treatment. Molecular imaging is a type of medical imaging that provides a more accurate picture of what is happening inside the body than more traditional diagnostic procedures such as x-rays, CT scans and ultrasound. Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning is one of the most frequently used molecular imaging procedures. These insights enable doctors to better diagnose cancer, analyse how far it has spread and decide which is the best treatment. Molecular imaging is highly effective at detecting cancer, brain disorders, heart conditions and other diseases. Unfortunately, such advanced diagnostic capability was previously unavailable to patients in the Humber region, leading to unsatisfactory patient treatment and poorer outcomes.
Professor Steve Archibald
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