Updating results

Diagnosing prostate cancer: PROGENSA PCA3 assay and Prostate Health Index (DG17)

This guideline has been updated and replaced by NICE guideline NG131.

Diagnostics guidance Published June 2015

VibraTip for testing vibration perception to detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy (MTG22)

Evidence-based recommendations on VibraTip for testing vibration perception to detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)

Medical technologies guidance Published December 2014 Last updated March 2015

The TURis system for transurethral resection of the prostate (MTG23)

Evidence-based recommendations on the transurethral resection in saline system (TURis) for resection of the prostate

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2015

Fluorouracil chemotherapy: The My5‑FU assay for guiding dose adjustment (DG16)

Evidence-based recommendations on the My5-FU assay for guiding dose adjustment for fluorouracil chemotherapy

Diagnostics guidance Published December 2014

Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to reduce skin breakdown in people with or at risk of pressure ulcers (MTG20)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to reduce the development or risk of pressure ulcers caused by skin breakdown

Medical technologies guidance Published November 2014

The ReCell Spray‑On Skin system for treating skin loss, scarring and depigmentation after burn injury (MTG21)

Evidence-based recommendations on the ReCell Spray-On Skin system for treating skin loss, scarring and depigmentation after burn injury

Medical technologies guidance Published November 2014

Myocardial infarction (acute): Early rule out using high-sensitivity troponin tests (Elecsys Troponin T high-sensitive, ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin-I and AccuTnI+3 assays) (DG15)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-sensitivity troponin tests for the early rule-out of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)

Diagnostics guidance Published October 2014

Detecting, managing and monitoring haemostasis: viscoelastometric point‑of‑care testing (ROTEM, TEG and Sonoclot systems) (DG13)

Evidence-based recommendations on viscoelastometric point-of-care testing (ROTEM, TEG and Sonoclot systems) to detect, manage and monitor haemostasis

Diagnostics guidance Published August 2014

The geko device for reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (MTG19)

Evidence-based recommendations on the geko device for reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2014

The MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with scoliosis (MTG18)

Evidence-based recommendations on the MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with scoliosis (curvature of the spine)

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2014

Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma: NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and NObreath (DG12)

Evidence-based recommendations on the NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and Nobreath devices to measure fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma

Diagnostics guidance Published April 2014

Faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel (DG11)

Evidence-based recommendations on faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel

Diagnostics guidance Published October 2013

EGFR‑TK mutation testing in adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (DG9)

Evidence-based recommendations on EGFR-TK mutation testing in adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Diagnostics guidance Published August 2013

Intraoperative tests (RD‑100i OSNA system and Metasin test) for detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer (DG8)

Evidence-based recommendations on the RD-100i OSNA system and Metasin test for detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer

Diagnostics guidance Published August 2013

Vision Amniotic Leak Detector to assess unexplained vaginal wetness in pregnancy (MTG15)

In March 2019, NICE reviewed this guidance and recommended it should be withdrawn because Vision Amniotic Leak Detector is no longer available. A NICE medtech innovation briefing on AmnioSense will be produced in due course. For a copy of the review decision please contact nice@nice.org.uk.

Medical technologies guidance Published July 2013

WatchBP Home A for opportunistically detecting atrial fibrillation during diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension (MTG13)

Evidence-based recommendations on the WatchBP Home A for opportunistically detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) when diagnosing and managing hypertension

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2013

EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system for long bone fractures with non-union or delayed healing (MTG12)

Evidence-based recommendations on the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system for long bone fractures with non-union or delayed healing

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2013

SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for the investigation of diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption in people with diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) or Crohn's disease without ileal resection (DG7)

Evidence-based recommendations on SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for investigating diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption (BAM)

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2012

Depth of anaesthesia monitors – Bispectral Index (BIS), E-Entropy and Narcotrend-Compact M (DG6)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Bispectral Index (BIS), E-Entropy and Narcotrend-Compact M depth of anaesthesia monitors

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2012

SonoVue (sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles) – contrast agent for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the liver (DG5)

Evidence-based recommendations on theSonoVue (sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles) contrast agent for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the liver

Diagnostics guidance Published August 2012

Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode for use during monopolar electrosurgery (MTG11)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode for use during monopolar electrosurgery

Medical technologies guidance Published August 2012

Elucigene FH20 and LIPOchip for the diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia (DG2)

Both index tests included in this guidance are no longer commercially available. Therefore the guidance has been withdrawn.

Diagnostics guidance Published December 2011

The EOS 2D/3D imaging system (DG1)

Evidence-based recommendations on the EOS 2D/3D imaging system for radiological examinations

Diagnostics guidance Published October 2011

Inditherm patient warming mattress for the prevention of inadvertent hypothermia (MTG7)

In March 2018, NICE reviewed this guidance and recommended it should be withdrawn as it has been updated and replaced by the NICE guideline on hypothermia: prevention and management in adults having surgery (NICE guideline CG65, updated 2016). For a copy of the review decision please contact nice@nice.org.uk.

Medical technologies guidance Published August 2011

Ambulight PDT for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer (MTG6)

Evidence-based recommendations on Ambulight PDT for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer

Medical technologies guidance Published July 2011

The MIST Therapy system for the promotion of wound healing (MTG5)

Evidence-based recommendations on the MIST Therapy system for the promotion of wound healing

Medical technologies guidance Published July 2011

BRAHMS copeptin assay to rule out myocardial infarction in patients with acute chest pain (MTG4)

In November 2016, NICE reviewed this guidance and recommended that it should be withdrawn. The guidance was published in June 2011 and recommended that further research was carried out on the technology. There was insufficient evidence on its use in clinical practice to recommend adoption. On reviewing the guidance in 2016, NICE determined that: The comparator in the original guidance, standard serial troponin testing, was changed in 2014 to high sensitivity troponin testing which expert advice indicated is now widespread in the NHS The clinical pathway in the original evaluation has significantly changed and the original scope is no longer valid. These changes mean that the current guidance is no longer valid and NICE would not be able to update it. The guidance has therefore been withdrawn. For a copy of the review decision please contact nice@nice.org.uk.

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2011

CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor (MTG3)

Evidence-based recommendations on the CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor for people having major or high-risk surgery

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2011

SeQuent Please balloon catheter for in-stent coronary restenosis (MTG1)

Evidence-based recommendations on SeQuent Please balloon catheter for in-stent coronary restenosis

Medical technologies guidance Published December 2010

Rapid tests for Group A Streptococcal infections in people with a sore throat: diagnostics consultation

We are listening to your views on this diagnostics guidance. Comments close 07 August 2019.

Diagnostics guidance In consultation

PneuX for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care

In development [GID-MT528] Expected publication date: 11 March 2020

Medical technologies guidance In development

Rezum for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia

In development [GID-MT529] Expected publication date: 06 April 2020

Medical technologies guidance In development

PredictSURE-IBD and IBDX to guide personalised treatment of Crohn's disease

In development [GID-DG10029] Expected publication date: 08 July 2020

Diagnostics guidance In development

SpaceOAR hydrogel spacer for reducing rectal toxicity during radiotherapy for prostate cancer

In development [GID-MT526] Expected publication date: 16 March 2020

Medical technologies guidance In development

The IN.PACT drug-coated balloon for peripheral arterial disease (CANCELLED)

In development [GID-MT517] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

SeQuent Please Neo balloon catheter for in-stent coronary restenosis - update of MTG1 (discontinued)

In development [GID-MT516] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

KRAS mutation testing of tumours in adults with metastatic colorectal cancer (discontinued)

In development [GID-DT14] Expected publication date: TBC

Diagnostics guidance In development

Testing strategies for Lynch syndrome in people with endometrial cancer

In development [GID-DG10033] Expected publication date: 29 July 2020

Diagnostics guidance In development

Xpert MTB/RIF assay for the detection of active pulmonary tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

In development [GID-DT9] Expected publication date: TBC

Diagnostics guidance In development

Levitronix CentriMag for treatment of refractory cardiogenic shock or severe cardiopulmonary insufficiency (discontinued)

In development [GID-MT130] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

OraQuick® HCV Rapid Antibody Test (discontinued)

In development [GID-MT117] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

The Assurance Nasal Alar SpO2 Sensor (discontinued)

In development [GID-MT510] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

Clinitek Microalbumin 9 reagent strips for the early detection and monitoring of kidney disease (discontinued)

In development [GID-MT163] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

Microthane implants for breast reconstruction or breast augmentation (discontinued)

In development [GID-MT267] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

SILK artery reconstruction device (discontinued)

In development [GID-MT81] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development