On the 27th April 2021, NCITA held a workshop on ‘Nuclear Medicine in Oncology’. The workshop provided a detailed overview of nuclear medicine in oncology, and a mix of researchers, students and managers joined the workshop to learn more about this area.

In the first of five talks, Dr Maite Jauregui-Osoro, NCITA Imaging QA/QC Manager (Imperial College London) gives an ‘Introduction to Radiation and Production of PET Radiotracers (cyclotron)’. Maite covers ionising radiation and the energy spectrum, how radioactivity is measured, types of positron-emitting radionuclides, production of PET radiotracers and the cyclotron, radiopharmaceutical synthesis, protection against radiation and dose monitoring, sources of radiation exposure, and an overview of regulatory bodies.

Introduction to Radiopharmacy – NCITA Nuclear Medicine in Oncology Workshop (27th April 2021) 

On the 27th April 2021, NCITA held a workshop on ‘Nuclear Medicine in Oncology’. The workshop provided a detailed overview of nuclear medicine in oncology, and a mix of researchers, students and managers joined the workshop to learn more about this area.

In the second of five talks, Dr Jennifer Young, Research Associate in Translational Radiopharmacy in the NCITA Imaging QA/QC unit (King’s College London) gives an ‘Introduction to Radiopharmacy’. Jennifer covers the aseptic manufacture of radiopharmaceuticals labelled with short life radionuclides, radiotracer design, the generation of radiometals within a radiopharmacy and generator production of radionuclides. Jennifer also discusses quality control and quality assurance procedures, synthesis failures, and an overview of staff who work in radiopharmacy.

Peculiarities of Radiopharmaceuticals – NCITA Nuclear Medicine in Oncology Workshop (27th April 2021) 

On the 27th April 2021, NCITA held a workshop on ‘Nuclear Medicine in Oncology’. The workshop provided a detailed overview of nuclear medicine in oncology, and a mix of researchers, students and managers joined the workshop to learn more about this area.

In the third of five talks, Dr Maite Jauregui-Osoro, NCITA Imaging QA/QC Manager (Imperial College London) speaks about the ‘Peculiarities of Radiopharmaceuticals’. Maite covers radiopharmaceutical concentrations, the Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier (IMPD) requirements for clinical trial authorisation using IMPs as well as how products are tested for identity and purity, and the manufacture and release of non-IMP radiotracers.

Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Imaging: In the Department – NCITA Nuclear Medicine in Oncology Workshop (27th April 2021) 

On the 27th April 2021, NCITA held a workshop on ‘Nuclear Medicine in Oncology’. The workshop provided a detailed overview of nuclear medicine in oncology, and a mix of researchers, students and managers joined the workshop to learn more about this area.

In the fourth of five talks, Edith Gallagher, Research PET/CT Technologist in the NCITA Imaging QA/QC unit (University of Oxford) gives an overview of ‘Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Imaging in Oncology: In the Department’. Edith provides an overview of Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT study procedures, including what happens in the department before patients arrive; what happens with the patient and an example of some images; and finally the logistics and hurdles when looking at scheduling scans and other as part of a research study.

Legislation and Regulation around Nuclear Medicine – NCITA Nuclear Medicine in Oncology Workshop (27th April 2021) 

On the 27th April 2021, NCITA held a workshop on ‘Nuclear Medicine in Oncology’. The workshop provided a detailed overview of nuclear medicine in oncology, and a mix of researchers, students and managers joined the workshop to learn more about this area.

In the final talk, Dr Daniel McGowan, Principal Clinical Scientist (University of Oxford) gives an introduction to ‘Legislation and Regulation around Nuclear Medicine’. Daniel covered types of background and environmental radiation, UK Radiation Protection Legislation, mitigation and ways of preventing contamination, as well as an overview of Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) 2016, Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IRMER) 2017 and the application of IRMER aimed at protecting patient from over-exposure or accidental exposure. Daniel also highlighted the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) for acknowledging the use of ionising radiation in clinical research studies, the UK HRA Radiation Assurance process including the role of the lead Clinical Radiation Expert (CRE) and lead Medical Physics Expert (MPE) and Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee (ARSAC) regulations.

An Introduction to NCITA

Dr Penny Hubbard Cristinacce, Research Fellow in the NCITA QA/QC Unit (University of Manchester), provides an overview of how NCITA was formed, what NCITA does, and how NCITA is helping to establish consensus guidelines for the certification and adoption of cancer imaging biomarkers into clinical practice. Penny also highlights the infrastructure support offered by NCITA and its relationship to the translational pathway, and what NCITA can do for the Translation Manchester community.

This introductory presentation was part of the first Webinar of the Translation Manchester Research Network Seminar Series. Translation Manchester brings together a network of support, facilities and expertise to make the pathway to translation quicker and easier. You can find out more about Translation Manchester here.

Optimising imaging in the ‘omics’ era
– NCITA Webinar 1 (12th June 2020)


In the first of a series of three online summer webinars that took place live on 12th June 2020, NCITA’s first seminar is on the topic of Optimizing Imaging in the Omics Era. The panel of speakers includes Professor Eric Aboagye (Imperial College London) and Professor Evis Sala (University of Cambridge) from the NCITA Governance Group, and Dr Simon Doran (Institute of Cancer Research, London) who leads the NCITA Image Repository Unit.

Optimising Image Quality
– NCITA Webinar 2 (26th June 2020)

In the second of a series of three online summer webinars that took place live on 26th June 2020, NCITA’s second seminar is on the topic of Optimizing Imaging Quality. The panel of speakers includes Dr Lucy Pike (King’s College London), Professor John Waterton (University of Manchester) and Dr Maite Jauregui-Osoro (Imperial College London) who leads the NCITA QA/QC Unit.

Optimising Application of Imaging in Trials
– NCITA Webinar 3 (31st July 2020)

In the third of a series of three online summer webinars that took place live on 31st July 2020, NCITA’s final seminar is on the topic of ‘Optimizing Application of Imaging in Trials’. The panel of speakers includes Professor Sue Mallet (UCL), Professor Hashim Ahmed (Imperial College London), and Professor Shonit Punwani (UCL) from the NCITA Governance group.