Diagnostic performance of state-of-the-art imaging techniques for morphological assessment of vascular abnormalities in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)

@article{Ley2011DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of state-of-the-art imaging techniques for morphological assessment of vascular abnormalities in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)},
  author={Sebastian Ley and Julia Ley-Zaporozhan and Michael B. Pitton and Jens Schneider and Gesine Maria Wirth and Eckhard Mayer and Christoph D{\"u}ber and K. -F. Kreitner},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={607-616}
}
To determine the most comprehensive imaging technique for the assessment of pulmonary arteries in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). 24 patients with CTEPH were examined by ECG-gated multi-detector CT angiography (MD-CTA), contrast-enhanced MR angiography (ce-MRA) and selective digital subtraction angiography (DSA) within 3 days. Two readers in consensus separately evaluated each imaging technique (48 main, 144 lobar and 449 segmental arteries) for typical… CONTINUE READING