This topic was considered by the diagnostics advisory committee, which is a standing advisory committee of NICE.
Committee members are asked to declare any interests in the test to be evaluated. If it is considered there is a conflict of interest, the member is excluded from participating further in that evaluation.
The minutes of each committee meeting, which include the names of the members who attended and their declarations of interests, are posted on the NICE website.
Additional specialist committee members took part in the discussions for this topic:
Senior lecturer in respiratory medicine, University of Manchester
Consultant radiologist, Royal Brompton Hospital
Consultant in respiratory medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant in respiratory medicine, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Consultant radiologist, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant radiologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant cardiothoracic radiologist, University Hospital Southampton
Each diagnostics evaluation is assigned to a team consisting of a technical analyst (who acts as the topic lead), a technical adviser and a project manager.
Frances Nixon and Thomas Walker
Project manager (February 2021 to April 2022)
Project manager (May 2022 to June 2023)