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HTA of MDs
Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices


HTA is multi-disciplinary field of policy analysis that examines the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of the incremental value, diffusion and use of a health technology in health care.

The term Health Technology refers to application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.



Library of Assessments on MDs (1999-2019)

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High-intensity focused ultrasound for the treatment of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common non-skin cancer in men in Europe. In early stage, prostate cancer is localised and organ-confined. Depend-ing on the risk […]

Robotic Surgical System for Radical Prostatectomy: A Health Technology Assessment

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in Canada. It forms in the prostate gland of the male reproductive system and often grows […]

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis with Hologic 3D mammography Selenia Dimensions System for use in breast cancer screening

In Norway, breast cancer screening is offered through a publicly funded program to women in the age group 50-69 on a biennial basis. Breast cancer incidence is […]

Computed Tomography and Its Carcinogenic Effects in Children and Youth in Québec

Developments in diagnostic radiology have made it possible not only to perform increasingly precise scans and but also to reduce their associated radiation doses. Yet the […]

Comparative effectiveness of MRI in breast cancer (COMICE) trial: a randomised controlled trial

MRI might improve diagnosis of breast cancer, reducing rates of reoperation. We assessed the clinical efficacy of contrast-enhanced MRI in women with primary breast cancer.We undertook an […]

New and emerging technologies for breast cancer detection

A comprehensive evaluation of the BreastScreen Australia Program has been conducted, under the direction of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) and managed by the […]

Screening Mammography: A Reassessment

Screening mammography, a technique which is 50 years old, aims to advance the diagnosis of breast cancer in order to offer early treatment, thereby improving the chances […]