|1) Technical quality: imaging resolution, reliability, repeatability, and validity|
|2) Diagnostic accuracy: sensitivity, specificity, predictive accuracy|
|3) Diagnostic impact: impact of a diagnostic test on MD decision making or the ability of a diagnostic test to affect the diagnostic workup|
|4) Therapeutic impact: impact of a diagnostic test on patient management/affect treatment choices|
|5) Patient outcomes: ability of a diagnostic test to increase the survival or quality of life|
|6) Societal outcomes: cost effectiveness analysis|
Data from Thornbury et al. (40) and Fryback et al. (41).