About this briefing

About this briefing

Medtech innovation briefings summarise the published evidence and information available for individual medical technologies. The briefings provide information to aid local decision-making by clinicians, managers and procurement professionals.

Medtech innovation briefings aim to present information and critically review the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant evidence, but contain no recommendations and are not formal NICE guidance.

Development of this briefing

This briefing was developed for NICE by King's Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC). The interim process and methods statement sets out the process NICE uses to select topics, and how the briefings are developed, quality‑assured and approved for publication.

Project team

King's Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC)

Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme, NICE

Peer reviewers and contributors

  • Anastasia Chalkidou, Senior Health Technology Assessor, KiTEC

  • Naomi Herz, Health Technology Assessor and Health Economist, KiTEC

  • Stephen Keevil, Director, KiTEC

  • Cornelius Lewis, Director, KiTEC

  • Viktoria McMillan, Centre Manager, KiTEC

  • Murali Radhakrishnan, Senior Health Economist, KiTEC

  • Darshan Zala, Health Economist, KiTEC

Specialist commentators

The following specialist commentators provided comments on a draft of this briefing:

  • Bobby Agarwal, Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Madava Djearaman, Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

  • Mark Kon, Consultant Thoracic Radiologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Arjun Nair, Consultant Radiologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

  • Giles Roditi, Consultant Cardiovascular Radiologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Declarations of interest

  • Mark Kon has given oral presentations at several symposia and conferences for Toshiba UK, Toshiba Europe (pre‑RSNA launch meeting 2014, RSNA guest event 2013) and Toshiba Canada (CT symposium 2014). He has received honoraria up to 750 euro per international presentation as well as expenses. His hospital has been the Global Reference Centre for a Toshiba CT scanner and he expects to continue this relationship with Toshiba.

  • No other relevant interests were declared.

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