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03 February, 2020

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Health Technology Wales to advise national PET-CT board

A portrait of our Principal Researcher Matthew Prettyjohns

We’ve joined a national working group on Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanning.

Matthew Prettyjohns, our Principal Researcher, has become an advisor to the PET-CT Strategic Programme Board, a part of the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC). The aim of the group is to develop a strategic business case for future PET-CT services in Wales.

WHSSC is a joint committee of the seven Local Health Boards in Wales, and is responsible for commissioning PET-CT services in Wales. WHSSC has delegated responsibility to commission a range of specialised services to ensure equitable access to safe, effective and sustainable specialised services for the people of Wales.

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WHSSC uses Health Technology Wales’ published Guidance and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) to inform its decisions and commissioning of specialised non-medicine technologies for patients residing in Wales.

In January 2019, we published Guidance on Fluorine- or gallium- prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracers in the investigation of recurrent prostate cancer.

Click here to read our Guidance.