Total-body PET scanning is a crucial, non-invasive imaging technique that can detect the early onset of disease.

Total-body PET scans are quicker than conventional PET scans and capture the entire body’s activity with greater accuracy, precision and detail, facilitating more patient scans and enabling a much wider application than ever before. Patients of total-body PET are also exposed  to considerably lower doses of radiation, meaning that more patients can now participate in clinical trials to improve researchers’ understanding of diseases

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Meet the NPIP Team

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Dr Phil Murphy

Executive Chair

As NPIP Executive Chair, Dr Phil Murphy will help set a strategic vision for NPIP through strong engagement within the UK PET community and internationally.

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Dr Juliana Maynard

Director of Operations & Engagement

As Director of Operations and Engagement, Dr Juliana Maynard will strategically build and grow collaborative opportunities across the platform.

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Dr Adam Staines

Project Director

As NPIP Project Director, Dr Adam Staines will have overall programme accountability.

Our Partners

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

This new platform represents a huge step forward for clinical research, enabling more patients to take part in clinical trials, delivering more scans, and enhancing our understanding of diseases. Ultimately this could help lead to the development of new drugs and treatments to tackle some of the biggest health challenges of our time, from cancer to dementia.

Backed by £32 million through the UK Research and Innovation Infrastructure Fund, this demonstrates once again the UK’s commitment to investing in cutting-edge technology to boost research and cement our reputation as a life sciences superpower.

Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Health and Social Care and CEO of the National Institute for Health and Care Research
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NPIP is a collaboration platform that enables everyone working in medical research and drug discovery to innovate across boundaries.

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