What is the sensitivity & specificity of PET/CT compared with other diagnostic imaging modalities in determining the cause of pyrexia of unknown origin? What is the clinical & cost effectiveness of PET/CT as first-line investigation in patients with PUO?

Preliminary

1. Appropriate contact details for further information?
Yes

2. Authors identified?
Yes

3. Statement regarding conflict of interest?
Yes

4. Statement on whether report externally reviewed?
Yes

5. Short summary in non-technical language?
No


Why?

6. Reference to the question that is addressed and context
Yes

7. Scope of the assessment specified?
Yes

8. Description of the health technology?
Yes


How?

9. Details on sources of information?
Yes

10. Information on selection of material for assessment?
Partly

11. Information on basis for interpretation of selected data?
Yes


What?

What then?

15. Medico-legal implications considered?
No

16. Conclusions from assessment clearly stated?
Yes

17. Suggestions for further action?
No

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Technologies scoping report 20: What is the sensitivity and specificity of PET/CT compared with other diagnostic imaging modalities in determining the cause of pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO)? What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of PET/CT as a first-line
investigation in patients with PUO?; 2013; English


 

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Technologies scoping report 20; ISBN 1-84404-957-4;
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