Appraisal of: Glanville J, Cikalo M, Crawford F, Dozier M, McIntosh H. Handsearching did not yield additional unique FDG-PET diagnostic test accuracy studies compared with electronic searches: a preliminary investigation. Res Synth Methods. 2012; 3(3): 20
The aim of the investigation was to explore the role and value of handsearching in the identification of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA studies) of PET-CT for colorectal cancer. 12 journals were handsearched for reports of DTA studies. A total of 1147 potential reports of DTA studies were identified. No papers met the systematic review inclusion criteria.