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NICE Guideline [NG14] Last dated 27Jul22 re PET Usage

For a short explanation of why the committee made these recommendations and how they might affect practice, see the rationale and impact section on follow-up after treatment for melanoma .

Full details of the evidence and the committee’s discussion are in evidence review G: follow-up of people with melanoma.

How the recommendations might affect practice

Current practice varies and it is expected that these recommendations will help to standardise practice across centres. Clinic visits for people with stages I to IIC melanoma may be reduced, especially for people with stage IA melanoma. It is therefore important that people are given contact details for the specialist skin cancer multidisciplinary team. The use of ultrasound, CE-CT or MRI scanning is expected to increase, but the use of PET-CT is expected to decrease.

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