[BRATS 11: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in the diagnosis, staging and restaging of patients with colorectal cancer]

Department of Science and Technology - Brazilian Health Technology Assessment General Coordination (DECIT-CGATS), National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) and National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS)
Record ID 32011000250
Authors' objectives:

The present bulletin tried to evaluate the available evidence regarding the accuracy and clinical value of PET for these neoplasms in regard to the following clinical indications: (1) diagnosis; (2) staging and restaging; (3) evaluation of treatment response; and (4) detection of recurrent colorectal cancer. Its effect on clinical and therapeutic management decisions and its impact on health outcomes were also investigated.

Authors' recommendations: Of the four economic assessments, three arrived at the conclusion that PET-CT strongly dominated CT. That is, they concluded that PET-CT is a more effective and lower-cost technology than CT. The fourth study concluded that PET-CT is cost-effective in relation to CT. These favorable results to the incorporation of PET-CT, despite its high cost, are due to the avoided surgeries as a result of its superior accuracy when there is suspicion of hepatic metastases.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Brazil
MeSH Terms
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
Organisation Name: Coordenação-Geral de Fomento à Pesquisa e Avaliação de Tecnologias em Saúde, Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia
Contact Address: Ministerio da Saude, Secretaria de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Insumos Estrategicos, Departamento de Ciencia e Tecnologia, Esplanada dos Ministerios, Edificio sede; bl "G" - 8 andar - SL 834, CEP: 70058-900, Brasilia, DF Brazil, Tel: +55 61 3315 3197 Fax: +55 61 3315 3850
Contact Name: suzanne.jacob@saude.gov.br
Contact Email: suzanne.jacob@saude.gov.br
Copyright: Secretaria de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Insumos Estrategicos, Departamento de Ciencia e Tecnologia (DECIT-CGATS)
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