New Guidance from NICE17 March 2017
The guidance, released in February, suggests the use of an innovative new device: HeartFlow FFRCT.
HeartFlow FFRCT is coronary physiology simulation software used to analyse cardiac CT images. The software enables data from standard cardiac CT scans to be emulated in a 3D model of the patientís blood vessels, with a view to making it easier to identify any areas of narrowing that may require treatment.
The guidance suggests that the software could benefit up to 36,000 patients in England per year; and because the test could negate the need for more invasive and complicated investigations, it could save the NHS more than £200 per patient.
To support this guidance, NICE has also published a new adoption resource for health care professionals.
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