Cobalt launch appeal for the latest technology to diagnose cancer and dementia.
14th October 2021
Local medical charity Cobalt Health (Cobalt) have launched a new appeal to purchase the very latest digital Positron Emission Tomography/Computerised Tomography (PET/CT) scanner. This will be one of only six digital PET/CT scanners in the country, and will support up to 6,000 NHS patients from each year from throughout the Three Counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
This new scanner will cost £2m and Cobalt needs to raise £303,000 to reach the final target.
PET/CT scans are primarily used to diagnose cancer and to assess the spread of cancer (stage). This enables both the planning of the most effective treatment and monitoring the response to that treatment. PET/CT is also used to support the early diagnosis of dementia, and Cobalt is a leading UK centre.
Peter Sharpe, Cobalt Chief Executive said: “We need to continue to invest in the latest equipment to support an early and accurate diagnosis to improve patient outcomes. This technology will also enable the Charity to support a wide range of research focused on improving the diagnosis of treatment of cancer and dementia.
The Charity has been supporting the NHS for over 50 years by providing the very latest technology, this has only been possible as a result of the generous support from many donors.”
This sophisticated technology is expensive and the Charity needs the help of the public. Supporters can text COBALT 3 to 70085 to donate £3. (Costs £3, plus one standard rate message charge). Or call 01242 535922 to donate by phone or for further information.
To find out more go to https://www.cobalthealth.co.uk/it-feels-good-to-give-pet-ct-equipment-campaign/