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Variability in the analysis of coronary arteriograms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  832349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Variability in coronary arteriogram readings was studied by having cine films from ten patients read by eleven readers. Three of the eleven subsequently met as an expert panel to provide a joint evaluation which could serve as a standard. Considerable variability was found between individual readers and between readers and the panel. The average standard deviation for estimation of any segmental stenosis by any single reader was 18%. Disagreement about the number of major vessels with a 70% stenosis occurred 31% of the time. Discrepancies were most likely to occur in analyzing distal arterial segments, in reading nonopacified segments, and during analysis of films showing more severe disease or having poorer technical quality. Recent experience in reading arteriograms seemed to be the most important characteristic in determining the accuracy of a reader. A protocol for the use of three readers is suggested.
T A DeRouen; J A Murray; W Owen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1977 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-15     Completed Date:  1977-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / standards
Cineangiography / standards
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Circulation
Coronary Disease / radiography*
Diagnostic Errors
Middle Aged
Myocardial Contraction
Technology, Radiologic / standards

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