Independent report

Use of CT scanning to carry out individual health assessments

An independent expert report to look at the latest scientific evidence supporting CT scanning for individual health assessments (IHA).



CT scanning uses X-rays and specialised software to create cross-sectional images of the body. The members of the expert working party who authored this report were recruited by the Royal College of Radiologists and the Royal College of Physicians. Their terms of reference are set out in the report.

Responses from scanning industry stakeholders were considered as part of the final report.

The report provides a reference for service providers, clients and regulatory bodies and includes an up-to-date guide on current scientific evidence as to which scans should be undertaken as part of an IHA.

An individual health assessment refers to a medical procedure on an individual with no symptoms which is not part of a national screening programme.

Paragraph 2.5.1 has been amended to read 50 to 140 chest x-rays

Published 27 June 2014