Hybrid Imaging Therapy Unit

8A Wellington Place
St John's Wood
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The Hybrid Imaging & Therapy Unit (HITU) at The Wellington Hospital offers all the modern contemporary tools of diagnostic nuclear medicine imaging by way of PET-CT, SPECT-CT and Radionuclide Therapy under the umbrella of one hospital.

Our range of work

SPECT-CT and PET-CT are powerful problem-solving tools used in diagnosing and determining the severity of both benign and malignant conditions in multiple organ systems. By combining functional isotope techniques with exquisite anatomy afforded by CT scans, these hybrid techniques achieve a detailed assessment of complex conditions that may not be possible using conventional forms of imaging alone.

The unit is also equipped to perform Radionuclide Therapy procedures, tailored to deliver highly targeted radio-active treatment to treat a range of cancers.

Our facilities

General Nuclear Medicine & SPECT-CT

2 x Gamma Camera / SPECT-CT scanners (with diagnostic-specification CT) @ The Wellington Hospital South Building


1 PET-CT scanner with a state of art time-of-flight PET-CT / 128-slice CT scanner @ the Platinum Medical Centre

Radionuclide Therapy

2 x In-patient specialised treatment rooms with special hot lab for handling therapy grade radio-isotopes @ at The Wellington Hospital South Building

Our team and collaborations

Our consultant team of Nuclear Medicine Radiologists and Physicians from London teaching hospitals, come with sub-speciality interests and many with strong academic credentials. 

The team are also supported by skilled technologists and highly experienced medical physics experts. The bed-rock of our unit is formed by a team of high calibre technologists who support the consultant team in administration of diagnostic agents and treatments, operating sophisticated equipment and complex software.

Our unit encourages clinical audit and academic work, with several peer-reviewed papers published in academic journals in collaboration with clinical teams.

Apart from accepting referrals from individual clinicians, we also partner and work closely with several sub-speciality clinical groups, supporting for instance:

  • Spinal and orthopaedic surgeons at HCA UK hospitals and other independent sector and NHS facilities and national elite sports organisations in trouble-shooting spinal and orthopaedic problems, with musculoskeletal bone SPECT-CT
  • The Wellington Neuroendocrine Tumours (NET) Unit with diagnostic PET and Lu1-77 Dotatate treatment modalities 
  • With Liver MDTs and interventional radiologists for treatment of liver tumours with intra-arterial radionuclide agents (SIRT Therapy), 
  • The multidisciplinary oncology team at The Prostate Centre, offering them an integrated Ga-68 PSMA PET-CT diagnostics and counterpart Lu177 PSMA treatment service for metastatic prostate cancer and supporting the weekly MDM discussion of cases. 

Accessible appointments

How to book an appointment

See a consultant

Book an appointment

Our team can help if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment. Our reception team are also on-hand if you'd like to make an appointment whilst your at the centre. 
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Patient amenities

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    Adolescent services

    Medical care for children of all ages

    We offer young people access to holistic care from an experienced multidisciplinary team.

    The comprehensive care for adolescents within our medical centre is based on respect within a safe environment, and is personalised for any condition.

    Our range of services include dermatology, gynaecology, sports and exercise injuries.

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    Women's health

    Self-Referral Mammogram service​

    Our self-referral mammogram service allows those who are eligible to book their own mammograms. Helping to give them the peace of mind that this can bring without a lengthy wait for a referral or invitation for a breast screening at 50 years old.

    Eligibility criteria:


  • 40 years of age and over
  • Have not had a mammogram within the last 12 months
  • Non-symptomatic (symptomatic patients need a GP referral)
  • Results are often received within one working day of the screening
  • Appointments are available Monday to Friday.

    Please note that if you are using private medical insurance, your insurer may ask for a referral from your GP.

    Frequently asked questions

    Hybrid Imaging Therapy Unit FAQs

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    How we work with doctors

    Meet our team

    Our medical centre is supported by the expertise of leading consultants and multidisciplinary teams. Our teams are able to identify and diagnose complex conditions quickly and with accuracy.