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 Alyss Harman. Technical and clinical support is provided by a team of physicists and clinicians with expertise in conducting clinical trials from the King's 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's 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.
Clinical Trial Research Coordinator
Maria coordinates the PET aspects of clinical trials including applying for approvals, patient recruitment, data management and maintaining site files. She also assists with development of new trials involving imaging.
Alyss manages the running of the core lab and has developed automated processes for quality control of PET scans. She also acts as RPS for the clinical and research radiochemistry labs, ensuring regulatory compliance.
Dr Georgios Krokos
Georgios has experience in pharmacokinetic analysis for measuring cerebral perfusion 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.
Lewis is involved in a number of multicentre trials utilising PET for radiotherapy planning, as well as being involved in industrial academic collaboration to implement new technologies into the clinic. He acts as RPS for the clinical scanning area, ensuring regulatory compliance.
Medical Physics Technologist
Sameer manages the day-to-day activities of the core lab which involves site accreditation, ensuring that patient scans are acquired correctly, and communicating with the sites. He is also involved in radiation protection for the clinical scanning areas.
Dr Victoria Warbey
Consultant Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Physician
Vikki's research interests include functional imaging of lymphoma and the use of PET in neurofibromatosis.
Dr Manil Subesinghe
Clinical Lecturer in PET imaging/Honorary Consultant Radiologist
Manil’s research interests involve the role of functional and molecular imaging in cancer, with specific interests in the use of PET in haematological and oesophagogastric malignancies.