Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) state-of-the-art Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) and cyclotron facility (PET CT Center) has been shortlisted as a finalist for the SBID International Design Awards 2013.

The groundbreaking project has been selected as a finalist in the Contract Intelligent Design category. The SBID International Design Awards recognize, reward and celebrate design excellence.


The two-story 2,500 square meter facility is one of the most technologically advanced in the region and is located adjacent to the National Centre for Cancer Care and Research, (NCCCR).

Group Chief of Facilities and Workforce Development Hamad Al Khalifa said:

To be selected as a finalist for this award is a great honor and demonstrates HMC’s commitment to the highest international standards in the design and building of its facilities.’

The center offers complete patient care ranging from diagnosis and assessment of treatment response for cancer, cardiology and neurology patients. It houses a state of the art combination PETCT scanner, an imaging system that gives physicians highly defined, three dimensional pictures of both form and function inside a patient’s body.

While there is an eminent judging panel for the award, members of the public can have a say in the winning projects. Votes can be cast at International Design Excellence Awards website.

Public voting closes 11 October, 2013 and the award ceremony will be held in November at the Dorchester Hotel, London.