Imaging of carotid arteries in symptomatic patients: cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies.

  title={Imaging of carotid arteries in symptomatic patients: cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies.},
  author={Erik Buskens and Paul H. J. Nederkoorn and Tineke Buijs-Van Der Woude and W. P. Th. M. Mali and L. Jaap Kappelle and Bert C. Eikelboom and Y van der Graaf and M. G. Myriam Hunink},
  volume={233 1},
PURPOSE To assess the cost-effectiveness of noninvasive imaging strategies in patients who have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke and are suspected of having significant carotid artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1997 through 2000, 350 patients were included in a multicenter blinded consecutive cohort study. The sensitivities and specificities of duplex ultrasonography (US), magnetic resonance (MR) angiography, and these two examinations combined were estimated by… CONTINUE READING


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