Virtual bronchoscopy: non-invasive CT scanning technique for screening patients with possible tracheobronchial disease or obstruction

Mundy L, Merlin T
Record ID 32006000573
Authors' results and conclusions: Based on patient preferences for a less invasive mode of thoracic investigation, the comparable specificity and sensitivity of the procedure, and the availability of computer tomography (CT) technology in Australia it is likely that virtual bronchoscopy will diffuse rapidly into the Australian health system. The evidence-base is currently limited.
Authors' recommendations: HealthPACT recommends that a Horizon Scanning report be conducted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2003
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted
  • Imaging, Three-Dimensional
  • Bronchial Diseases
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Mass Screening
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tracheal Diseases
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