PET/CT Scanner Appeal

We are delighted to launch our new appeal to purchase the very latest digital PET/CT technology, which will support NHS patients throughout the Three Counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The new digital PET/CT scanner will be one of only six digital scanners in the country. This will enable patients to be seen quickly, and with short scan times, we can see more patients every day.

Learn more by watching our short video as Professor Iain Lyburn, Medical Director at Cobalt, and Roisin Dobbin-Stacey, Head of PET/CT at Cobalt, talk about the appeal.

Please donate today

Please donate today to our PET/CT Appeal online to help ensure we can continue to provide the leading-edge technology and support more patients.

Fundraising goal

We need to raise £303,000 to help purchase a new digital PET/CT scanner.

It has been a fantastic effort so far and we have raised £125,000 but we need your support to help us reach our fundraising goal.

A massive thank you to everyone who has donated towards our appeal so far!



Donate by Text

Using your mobile phone, simply text ‘COBALT 3’ to 70085 to donate £3 for life-saving equipment. Text messages will cost you £3 plus one standard rate message.

Donate by bank transfer

To donate, call 01242 535922. Please call the team today to discuss giving by bank transfer, regular gifts, setting up a tribute fund or leaving a gift in your will.

Donate by cheque

You can send a cheque or CAF cheque. Please make cheques payable to Cobalt and post to Linton House, Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham GL53 7AS.

Latest innovation

The equipment uses an ultra-dynamic range detector which enables doctors to identify the smallest lesions.

Improved patient experience

The new Vision Digital PET/CT scanner has a large bore and short tunnel enabling a more comfortable patient experience.

Improved efficiency

Advanced technology reduces the scan times from 30 minutes to 13 minutes which will enable Cobalt to see more patients.

"Staff were so very welcoming. From the minute I arrived to leaving, all staff were so professional."

Patient testomonial

"I was very impressed with the whole set up. I could not believe how efficiently and quickly my scan was dealt with. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful."

Patient testomonial

"This new state-of-the-art PET/CT technology will help the radiologist provide an accurate diagnosis for many cancer patients" Dr Julie Searle, Consultant Radiologist Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Medical Profesional testomonial

Cobalt provides the NHS PET/CT service for Gloucestershire,Herefordshire and Worcestershire, the Three Counties, supporting nearly 4,000 cancer patients each year. Cobalt is in a unique position, working with a number of industry partners, to implement this new equipment and to further develop research, training, and education programmes.

Professor Iain Lyburn, Medical Director, Cobalt