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Research facilities


A unique infrastructure to facilitate research

UK’s first cyclotron-supported clinical PET-MR ​through our PET Centre

London’s first 7 Tesla MRI scanner​ due open in 2019

A unique neonatal intensive care unit combining fetal medicine & Fetal MRI

A variety of preclinical and clinical imaging facilities and state of the art labs

Our research is directly embedded in St Thomas’ Hospital, part of the UK’s most research-active NHS Hospital Trust. We believe the latest facilities will help deliver the most impact for patients, which is why we have 4,000 sqm of offices, computer laboratories, and seminar rooms and 1,000 sqm of engineering, physics, chemistry and biology laboratories.  

Our core infrastructure includes and enables:   

  • 6 research clinical MRI scanners including 4 at 3T, 1 at 1.5T, 1 1.5T XMR and the first 7T for London (opening in 2019) 
  • UK’s first cyclotron-supported clinical PET-MR ​
  • Provision of NHS clinical imaging service for over 11,000 patients per year
  • 2 research clinical PET-CT and the UK’s second PET-MRI scanner
  • Pre-clinical PET-CT, SPECT-CT, PET-MR, and ultrasound and a 9.4T NMR
  • A Biological Services Unit 
  • A dedicated HPC facility