A systematic review of duplex ultrasound, magnetic resonance angiography and computed tomography angiography for the diagnosis and assessment of symptomatic, lower limb peripheral arterial disease.

@article{Collins2007ASR,
  title={A systematic review of duplex ultrasound, magnetic resonance angiography and computed tomography angiography for the diagnosis and assessment of symptomatic, lower limb peripheral arterial disease.},
  author={Ros Collins and Gillian Cranny and Jack Burch and Raquel Aguiar-Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez and Dawn Craig and Kath Wright and Elder Berry and Moira Gough and J. Kleijnen and Martin Westwood},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 20},
  pages={iii-iv, xi-xiii, 1-184}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness of duplex ultrasound (DUS), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), and computed tomography angiography (CTA), as alternatives to contrast angiography (CA), for the assessment of lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD). DATA SOURCES Ten electronic databases were searched in April 2004, with an update in May 2005. Six key journals and bibliographies of included studies were also searched and experts in the field were… CONTINUE READING