About this guidance

About this guidance

NICE diagnostics technologies guidance is designed to help the NHS adopt efficient and cost effective medical diagnostic technologies more rapidly and consistently.

The programme concentrates on pathological tests, imaging, endoscopy and physiological measurement, since these represent most of the investigations performed on patients. The types of products which might be included are medical diagnostic technologies that give greater independence to patients, and diagnostic devices or tests used to detect or monitor medical conditions. Diagnostic technologies may be used for various purposes: diagnosis, clinical monitoring, screening, treatment triage, assessing stages of disease progression, and risk stratification.

This guidance was developed using the NICE diagnostic technologies guidance process.

We have produced a summary for patients and carers. Tools to help you put the guidance into practice and information about the evidence it is based on are also available.

ISBN: 978-1-4731-0912-4

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)