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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging Centre


Pre-clinical scanner at the PET Imaging Centre

The development of the Wales Research and Diagnostic Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Centre (PETIC) on the Heath Park Campus is now taking Cardiff into the forefront of medical imaging technology.

The PETIC project is led by the University in partnership with Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, funded by a £16.5M investment from the Welsh Assembly Government. Housed in a purpose-built building on the Heath site, this is a state-of-the-art research facility which also now offers NHS patients scanning facilities not previously available in Wales. The development also includes a pre-clinical scanner will enable cutting-edge research in the medical, biological and life sciences.

The creation of PETIC will lead to better understanding of biological processes and structures; new clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies; earlier detection of disease; and, ultimately, more successful results for patients. It will offer three different types of imaging: Positron Emission Tomography; Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography; and X-Ray Computer Tomography.

Find out more about the PET initiative at