Justification of computed tomography (CT) for individual health assessment: expert working party report

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Maskell, Giles; Baldwin, David; Ebdon-Jackson, Steve
Publisher
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 July 2014
Subject(s)
Health Services, Education and Skills
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The working party was commissioned by the Department of Health to assess the latest available body of scientific evidence on certain indications for CT scanning (which uses X-rays and specialised software to create cross-sectional images of the body). The expert working party members were recruited by the Royal College of Radiologists and the Royal College of Physicians.

The report provides a reference for service providers, clients, and regulatory bodies and includes an up-to-date guide on current scientific evidence as to which scans should be undertaken as part of an individual health assessment (a medical procedure on an individual with no symptoms which is not part of a national screening programme). Responses from scanning industry stakeholders were also considered as part of the final report.