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PET Scans Ontario Program

PET Scans Ontario uses an evidence-based approach to ensure appropriate access to PET scans in the province.

The PET Scans Ontario program works with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to coordinate PET scan services across the province. The program is guided by the provincial PET Steering Committee, an interdisciplinary group of experts. The committee reviews scientific evidence and makes recommendations to the ministry. This helps make sure access to PET services is supported by the best available research.
 

Goals

  • Improve transparency, accountability and equity of PET scan services
  • Continually review research to make sure PET scan use is based on the best available evidence

 

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the PET Steering Committee
  • Oversee insured PET scan services funded through the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
  • Oversee the PET Registry, which makes PET scans available to patients where evidence is weak but compelling, and further evidence is being collected in the Ontario setting
  • Support selected clinical trials guided by the PET Steering Committee
  • Oversee the PET Access Program, which considers case-by-case requests from physicians for PET scans where patients do not meet requirements under OHIP, the PET Registry or clinical trials
  • Fund PET scan services for eligible patients, through OHIP, the PET Registry, selected clinical trials, and the PET Access Program