Enter a world where science, technology and medicine converge to deliver next generation patient benefits.

Paving the way for scientific breakthroughs that will transform the lives of patients now and in the future.

The launch of the UK’s first-of-its-kind national total-body PET imaging platform will provide a complete picture of the nation’s clinical PET imaging research, leading to transformations in the way we research, predict and treat diseases forever.

The impact will have far-reaching effects on the progress of the scientific, medical, and academic communities and for patients across the UK.

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£32 m

NPIP grant funding from the UK government’s UKRI Infrastructure over seven years.

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Total-body PET is 10 times more sensitive than current state-of-the-art PET/CT imaging technology.

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State-of-the-art total-body PET imaging scanners serving the length and breadth of the UK.

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Connecting the UK’s PET imaging community will transform our detection, diagnosis and treatment of multi-organ diseases.

NPIP brings together cutting-edge imaging infrastructure with clinical intelligence, delivering new and unique opportunities for greater insight and discovery.

Our next-generation total-body PET imaging scanners will provide superior functional imaging, transforming insight for our UK-wide PET community.

The national platform will connect projects and begin to build a rich bank of data for improved sharing and knowledge transfer, creating the most complete picture of patient health in the UK and globally to date.

Our Partners

NPIP is created and delivered by internationally renowned players in medicine, science, and academia. Find out more about our partners.

Advances in imaging and informatics pioneered here in the UK have led to a step-change in how we diagnose and treat diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s, bringing hope to patients and their families.

Our £32 million backing for this Platform will give British clinicians and researchers access to a never-before-seen breadth of data, pushing forward new innovations from drug discovery to screening, strengthening our life sciences sector, and ultimately transforming lives.

George Freeman MP, Minister of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
George Freeman MP, Minister of State at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. circle-shape

Latest News

Royal Free London Joins National PET Imaging Platform as Collaborative Partner

January 22, 2024

Building a community of excellence The National PET Imaging Platform (NPIP) is delighted to welcome the Royal Free London as a collaborative partner in bringing revolutionary total-body PET capabilities to the UK. Launched in October 2023, NPIP is the UK’s first-of-its-kind national total-body PET platform for drug discovery. Funded through a £32m investment from the UK […]

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UK launches its first national total-body PET platform for drug discovery

October 5, 2023

Patients to benefit from game-changing full-body scans to provide a richer picture of human health for clinical research. A partnership between Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Innovate UK will deliver scientific breakthroughs with the launch of the UK’s first-of-its-kind national total-body positron emission tomography (PET) imaging platform for drug discovery. […]

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