Transferring Data to the Core Lab

The UK PET Core Lab provides data collation and quality control for a number of multicentre trials. Please refer to the list here to check which studies are currently utilising the Core Lab services.

Pseudo-anonymisation and File Naming Convention

PET Centres submitting data as part of the trials should ensure the data is pseudo-anonymised and named according to the file naming convention found in the trial-specific imaging manual.

Data Format

PET Centres submitting data as part of the trials should ensure the data is in DICOM Part 10 format. The submitted images must include:

  • attenuation corrected PET
  • non-attenuation corrected PET
  • CT used for attenuation correction

FUSED images, screen captures and dose reports are not required and should not be sent for central review. Please refer to the trial-specific imaging manual for more detailed information.

Data Transfer

The main method for sites to upload pseudo-anonymised data to the Core Lab is using MIM software©. Designated users at sites will need to sign up for a MIMcloud clinical user account, after which access will be granted to the Core Lab server. As an alternative for sites unable to use the MIM software, access will be granted to the University server and pseudo-anonymised data can be uploaded using the secure file transfer protocol (sftp). Instructions for both these methods will be provided directly to sites by the UK PET Core Lab.

Where electronic transfer is not possible scans can be sent on CD by post to:

UK PET Core Lab
PET Centre
1st Floor, Lambeth Wing
Westminster Bridge Rd
St Thomas' Hospital
London SE1 7EH

It is strongly recommended that scans are sent by registered post (recorded or special delivery) or courier. These can be tracked on the Royal Mail / courier website.

Any queries relating to data transfer should be directed to or +44 (0)20 7188 1489.

Any queries relating to the trials should be directed to the appropriate trial co-ordinator at the Clinical Trials Unit (for more details please click here).