Diagnostic accuracy using diffusion tensor imaging in the diagnosis of ALS: a meta-analysis.

@article{Foerster2012DiagnosticAU,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy using diffusion tensor imaging in the diagnosis of ALS: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Bradley R. Foerster and Ben A. Dwamena and Myria Petrou and Ruth C. Carlos and Brian C Callaghan and Martin G. Pomper},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={1075-86}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES A number of studies have reported decreases in fractional anistropy (FA) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The purpose of this study was to perform a meta-analysis in order to estimate the diagnostic test accuracy measures of DTI for the diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). MATERIALS AND METHODS We searched MEDLINE (1966-April 2011), EMBASE (1999-April 2011), CINAHL (1999-April 2011), and Cochrane (2005-April 2011… CONTINUE READING