Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance angiography for internal carotid artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Debrey2008DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance angiography for internal carotid artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Sarah M. Debrey and Hua Fei Yu and John Kylan Lynch and K O L{\"o}vblad and Violet L. Wright and S Janket and Alison E. Baird},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={2237-48}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Accurate diagnosis of the degree of internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis is needed for decisions regarding optimal stroke prevention. Noninvasive magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is being proposed and used as a replacement for the gold standard, intra-arterial angiography. Our purpose was to perform a systematic review and diagnostic meta-analysis to determine the sensitivity and specificity of time-of-flight (TOF) MRA and contrast-enhanced (CE) MRA for the… CONTINUE READING