Quality standard

Quality statement 6: Imaging hepatic metastases

Quality statement

People with metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver have their scans reviewed by the hepatobiliary multidisciplinary team to decide whether further imaging is needed to confirm suitability for local treatment.

Quality measure

Structure

Evidence of local arrangements to ensure people with metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver have their scans reviewed by the hepatobiliary multidisciplinary team to decide whether further imaging is needed to confirm suitability for local treatment.

Data source: Local data collection.

Process

Proportion of people with liver metastatic colorectal cancer who have their scans reviewed by the hepatobiliary multidisciplinary team to decide whether further imaging is needed to confirm suitability for local treatment.

Numerator – the number of people in the denominator who have their scans reviewed by the hepatobiliary multidisciplinary team to decide whether further imaging is needed to confirm suitability for local treatment.

Denominator – the number of people with metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver.

Data source: Local data collection and the National Bowel Cancer Audit.

What the quality statement means for different audiences

Service providers ensure systems are in place for people with metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver to have their scans reviewed by the hepatobiliary multidisciplinary team to decide whether further imaging is needed to confirm suitability for local treatment.

Healthcare professionals ensure people with metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver have their scans reviewed by the hepatobiliary multidisciplinary team to decide whether further imaging is needed to confirm suitability for local treatment.

Commissioners ensure they commission services for people with metastatic colorectal cancer in the liver to have their scans reviewed by the hepatobiliary multidisciplinary team to decide whether further imaging is needed to confirm suitability local treatment.

People with colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver have their CT scans reviewed by the hepatobiliary multidisciplinary team to decide if further scans are needed to guide the choice of treatment.

Source guidance

Colorectal cancer (2020) NICE guideline NG151, recommendations 1.5.5 and 1.5.7