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12/07/2018 N/A N/A ELA2 Cyclic Neutropenia Genetic Screen New Code Submitted Brand new procedure/test
12/07/2018 N/A N/A 18S rRNA gene and Sequencing New Code Submitted Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
05/07/2018 N/A N/A FIT (faecal Immunochemistry Test) New Code Published Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
04/07/2018 N/A N/A Contract-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) New Code Published That is a section from the current NICE guidelines for the use of CEUS and is in reference to the evaluation of potential liver metastases in patients with colorectal cancer (or other known pre-existing malignancies). For the characterisation of an truly incidental focal liver lesion in the absence of known cancer or chronic liver disease CEUS has NICE approval as first line investigation: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/dg5/chapter/1-Recommendations “Contrast-enhanced ultrasound with SonoVue is recommended for characterising incidentally detected focal liver lesions in adults in whom an unenhanced ultrasound scan is inconclusive. An unenhanced ultrasound scan in which a focal liver lesion is detected but not characterised is defined as inconclusive.” As far as I know all of the patients we have scanned to date meet that criteria. Is CEUS more expensive that an MRI? which I think would be most radiologists alternative choice in imaging for an indeterminate focal liver lesion. CT generally performs less well in the published comparative studies between these three techniques for lesion characterisation.
03/07/2018 N/A N/A OCT for Cardiology New Code Published Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
03/07/2018 N/A N/A Lymphocyte Immunophenotyping New Code Published Brand new procedure/testBrand new procedure/test
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