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Evaluation of intracranial aneurysms with high-resolution MR angiography using single-artery highlighting technique: correlation with digital subtraction angiography.
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PMID:  22872463     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The authors investigated the effectiveness of high-resolution magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) using a single-artery highlighting technique for the accurate diagnosis of intracranial aneurysms at 3.0 T in a large cohort of patients with suspected intracranial aneurysms against the current gold standard, i.e. cerebral angiography. METHODS: A total of 307 patients with suspected aneurysms were referred for three-dimensional time-of-flight MRA (3D-TOF-MRA) prior to digital subtraction angiography (DSA). We summarised patient-based, aneurysm-based and vessel-based diagnostic performance parameters, namely, accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) for detecting intracranial aneurysms with 3D-TOF-MRA. Interobserver agreement was calculated with the kappa (κ) statistic. RESULTS: Patient-based accuracy was 98.1%, sensitivity 99.5%, specificity 95.3%, PPV 97.6% and NPV 99% according to observer A; and 97.7%, 99.5%, 94.3%, 97.1% and 99%, respectively, according to observer B. Aneurysmbased accuracy was 98.3%, sensitivity 99.6%, specificity 95.2%, PPV 98.1% and NPV 99% according to observer A, and 98.0%, 99.6%, 94.3%, 97.7% and 99%, respectively, according to observer B. Vessel-based accuracy was 99.0%, sensitivity 99.6%, specificity 98.7%, PPV 97.8%, and NPV 99.7% according to observer A, and 98.9%, 99.6%, 98.5%, 97.3%, and 99.7%, respectively, according to observer B. Interobserver reading differences were not significant. The interobserver agreement was good, with a kappa (κ) value of 0.931 for patient-based evaluation, 0.934 for aneurysmbased evaluation and 0.953 for vessel-based evaluation. CONCLUSIONS: Our results demonstrate the effectiveness of high-resolution MRA using a single-artery-highlighting technique for accurate diagnosis of intracranial aneurysms in a large cohort of patients with suspected aneurysms.
Hui Li; Lei Yan; Ming-Hua Li; Yong-Dong Li; Hua-Qiao Tan; Bin-Xian Gu; Wu Wang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Radiologia medica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1826-6983     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol Med     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0177625     Medline TA:  Radiol Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, The Sixth Affiliated People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
Vernacular Title:
Valutazione degli aneurismi intracranici mediante angio-RM ad alta risoluzione attraverso la tecnica single-artery highlighting:correlazione con angiografia con sottrazione digitale.
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