The Clinical Trials Network and Core Lab are jointly administered by Professors Paul Marsden and Sally Barrington. Both have extensive experience in all aspects of PET and in particular the running of multicentre PET trials and were involved in the establishment of the original trials network at St Thomas'.
Day-to-day management of the Core Lab is overseen by Lucy Pike. Technical and clinical support is provided by a team of physicists and clinicians with expertise in conducting clinical trials from the King' College London & Guys and St Thomas' PET Centre.
UK PET Core Lab Co-leads
Professor Sally Barrington
Professor of PET Imaging and NIHR Research Professor
Sally Barrington is Professor of PET Imaging and NIHR Research Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King's College London, St Thomas' Hospital. Her research interests include PET and lymphoma, standardisation of PET and organisation of multicentre trials and PET in Radiotherapy planning.
Professor Paul Marsden
Professor of PET Physics
Paul Marsden is Professor of PET Physics in the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King's College London. He is also Director for PET Physics at the King' College London & Guys and St Thomas' PET Centre. Paul Marsden has been involved in PET imaging for most of his career and has worked in most aspects of the field. His research interests cover PET methodology and applications.
Senior Clinical Scientist
Lucy has a particular interest in standardisation for multicentre clinical trials and has been involved in developing a number of national and international guidelines for quality control of PET and use of PET in radiotherapy planning. She manages the running of the Core Lab and development of new standards for trials.
Medical Physics Technologist
Alyss performs analyses the data submitted for site accreditation and has developed automated processes for quality control of PET scans.
Sorcha is involved in a number of multicentre trials utilising PET for radiotherapy planning and has been involved in implementing automated delineation software. She oversees QC on the PET-CT scanners and acts as RPS for the clinical scanning area
Dr Georgios Krokos
Georgios has experience in pharmacokinetic analysis for measuring cerebral perufusion and permeability using dynamic PET and MR images. He also has an interest in PET image reconstruction techniques and he has been involved in standardisation of PET-MR scanners participating in multicentre trials for the Dementias Platform UK.
Dr Malene Fischer
Senior Clinical Lecturer, and Honorary Consultant in Nuclear Medicine
Dr. Fischer has been doing research in the field of PET/CT and oncology since 2001. The common thread of her research is the exploration and implementation of functional imaging in diagnosing and treatment of patients with cancer including image guided radiotherapy planning.
Dr Victoria Warbey
Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Physician
Research interests include functional imaging of Lymphoma and the use of PET in Neurofibromatosis.