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Spain's AATRM HTA agency to appraise PET/CT use

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The health technology assessment (HTA) agency for the Catalan regional government, AATRM, has been asked to carry out a survey of positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) use across the region. The survey is part of a diagnostic imaging programme (PDI) set up by the regional health department, which aims, among other things, to promote the "appropriate and rational use" of diagnostic imaging techniques. The AATRM will appraise the use of PET and CT at all centres offering these techniques. The study will also incorporate the opinion of clinicians in this area.

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