Positron emission tomography: establishing priorities for health technology assessment

Robert G, Milne R
Record ID 31999009319
Authors' objectives:

This 3-month project had two explicit objectives:

1. to review the state of knowledge regarding the clinical applications of PET

2. to determine the key health technology assessment (HTA) research questions relating to the use of PET in the UK.

Authors' recommendations: The findings of this project, which was undertaken rapidly in order to inform HTA research prioritisation in the UK, provide a contemporary overview of the potential clinical role for PET in the NHS. Evidence is needed that using PET as a diagnostic technique will alter patient management. This underlies the cost-effectiveness research priorities established by this project.
Authors' methods: Structured review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.hta.ac.uk/1026
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health and Care Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
Contact Name: journals.library@nihr.ac.uk
Contact Email: journals.library@nihr.ac.uk
Copyright: 2009 Queen's Printer and Controller of HMSO
This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA or other HTA producer. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database.