Neuroscience imaging facilities
3T Magnetic resonance imaging
The Trust has a brand new Siemens 3T MRI scanner, essential for many clinical neuroscience and neuroscience research applications. This scanner complements three 1.5T MRI scanners and four multislice CT scanners.
Preston PET/CT centre
Positron emission tomography–computed tomography (PET-CT or PET/CT) is a nuclear medicine technique which combines a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner and an x-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner, to acquire sequential images from both devices in the same session. These are combined into a single (co-registered) image, so that functional metabolic or biochemical imaging obtained by PET can be precisely correlated with anatomical imaging obtained by CT scanning. This technique is useful for diagnosis (eg cancer) and has many clinical research applications, particularly in oncology and neurosciences, including dementia.
The Preston PET/CT centre is located on the Royal Preston Hospital site. Further information can be found here.