Hybrid imaging relies on a wide variety of scientific disciplines. The scientific discoveries that make it possible are one fascinating aspect of this diagnostic tool.
Hybrid imaging depends on close collaboration between clinical and non-clinical scientists. The ultimate success of this imaging modality in probing the innermost secrets of human disease is testament to the team approach in implementing such a diagnostic test.
Beneath the diagnostic images lie stories of scientific success and of personal experiences of countless patients in confronting disease.
Dr Gordon Ellul is from Kent and Canterbury Hospital