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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05538: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-04917 by Shona Robison on 7 December 2016, whether it will publish the guidance that suggests there is insufficient evidence regarding the use of MRI scans to detect metastatic disease in these cases, and what its response is to this practice being made available in England.

Answered by: Shona Robison 22 December 2016

In matters relating to ocular melanoma, the Scottish Government relies on the clinical expert advice of the National Specialist Scottish Ophthalmic Oncology service, whose advice is that there is currently insufficient evidence on the benefits of the use of MRI scanning for the detection and treatment of metastatic disease in people with ocular melanoma.