Charity Cobalt marks 60 years of supporting the NHS

Cobalt is celebrating 60 years of supporting the NHS with innovation in medical imaging and diagnosis.

The charity grew from a single campaign to raise money for a Cobalt unit for Gloucestershire in 1964, followed by decades of introducing innovative MRI, CT and PETCT services to the UK, to become the charity it is today.

Now, Cobalt focuses on offering equipment and services not generally available within the NHS. Its imaging centres and modern fleet of mobile units house the latest technology, designed to enhance patient comfort, improve image quality, lower radiation doses, and enable shorter scanning times.

Each year the charity provides imaging for over 130,000 patients. Using ultra low dose mobile CT, it supports seven NHS targeted lung health check services, across 12 community locations in England. The charity enables improvements in clinical diagnosis and treatments mainly related to cancer and dementia, supporting and participating in local, national, and international research working with leading experts in the field.

Cobalt also works closely with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham to deliver specialist research imaging for the Institute of Translational Medicine with the  aim of facilitating focussed personalised treatment for patients by accelerating the development of drugs and devices. In addition, by delivering a diverse training and education programme for medical professionals the charity enhances their development.

Cobalt is always interested to hear from talented professionals who would like to further their career.

Visit Cobalt at UKIO on stand A14.

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