Review: Contrast-enhanced MRA is more sensitive and specific than CT angiography or ultrasonography for detection of lower-limb PAD

November 2007
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p77
Academic Journal
The article analyses the study regarding the sensitivity and specificity of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) over computed tomography angiography (CTA), and duplex ultrasonography (DUS) for detection of lower-limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It mentions the use of cohort or case-control studies in patients of 18-20 years of age. It concludes that the MRA is more sensitive and specific than CTA or DUS for detection of arterial stenosis in the lower limb.


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