About us

A brief introduction to Cobalt

Cobalt pioneer innovation in medical imaging diagnosis by investing in equipment, integrate research and education, to improve outcomes for patients now and in the future.

The Charity, was founded over 50 years ago by Dr Fred Hanna, who launched a public appeal to build a Cobalt Unit in Cheltenham, click here to read more about our history.

Our mission is to pioneer innovation in medical imaging diagnosis by investing in equipment, integrated research and education, to improve outcomes for patients now and in the future.

Cobalt supports the needs of patients locally and nationally through our specialist Imaging Centres in Cheltenham and Birmingham and through a fleet of mobile MRI  and CT scanners.

We now primarily focus on medical diagnostic imaging, believing that all patients should have access to the very best equipment, helping doctors to make a clear diagnosis and an appropriate personalised treatment plan.

Our unique scanning centre in Cheltenham stays at the forefront of diagnostic imaging technology. We see over 100,000 patients a year both at the Imaging Centre in Cheltenham, at our Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) Imaging Centre in Birmingham and with our mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT (Computerised Tomography) scanners that travel nationally including the three counties (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire).

Cobalt's Imaging Centre at the Institute of Translational Medicine provides a vital research service at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Our values

Our research and experience

We undertake and fund research projects that bring tangible benefits to patients affected by cancer and dementia.

We widely share our experience and research work on an international and national basis with doctors and healthcare professionals. We do this by offering sought after educational conferences and a large programme of evening education events.

Diagnosis. Research. Education

Cobalt is a medical charity helping people affected by cancer, dementia and other conditions. Each year we provide diagnostic imaging for over 100,000 patients at Cobalt Imaging Centre in Cheltenham the ITM Imaging Centre in Birmingham and through our leading fleet of six mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanners that travel throughout the Three Counties (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire) and beyond. Watch this short film to find out more about us and the work we do.

Annual Report

Download our latest annual report here

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Upcoming events

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Statement of purpose

This Statement of purpose aims to meet requirements in-line with all relevant legislation.