Terminated project developing a data background for the monitoring of numbers and indications of PET/CT scans in the clinical practice of Czech health care facilities.
start of the project: January 2013
end of the project: December 2014
The PET/CT-CZ(Q) provided exact and representative data for the area of planning and optimisation of capacity of PET/CT scans in individual regions of the Czech Republic. In this special field of medicine, the project established a data background which are sustainable in the long term, and which can be updated easily. Mapping of performed PET/CT scans, their indications and validated predictions of expectable numbers of future scans provided rational materials which are essential to plan for this area of health care. As PET/CT scans are predominantly indicated for cancer patients, oncology represented the main area of analyses. However, the project also envisaged to process clinical data on all diagnostic groups with the indication of PET/CT scan. The project design was based on processing of previously obtained (i.e., existing) data. More specifically, this is data in the Czech National Cancer Registry as the population-wide source of data, as well as representative data from the clinical practice, which was generated by processing administrative data from major health care facilities.