Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography is the most accurate noninvasive imaging technique for carotid stenosis

Feasby, Thomas E.; Chappell, F.
October 2009
ACP Journal Club;10/20/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p12
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study conducted to compare the accuracy of noninvasive imaging techniques and intraarterial angiography (IAA) for diagnosing carotid stenosis in symptomatic patients. The results indicate that from among the various imaging techniques tested, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography is found to be the most accurate noninvasive imaging technique for carotid stenosis. Accuracy of noninvasive imaging was higher in contralateral artery than in ipsilateral artery.


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