Multicenter randomized controlled trial of the costs and effects of noninvasive diagnostic imaging in patients with peripheral arterial disease: the DIPAD trial.

@article{Ouwendijk2008MulticenterRC,
  title={Multicenter randomized controlled trial of the costs and effects of noninvasive diagnostic imaging in patients with peripheral arterial disease: the DIPAD trial.},
  author={Rody Ouwendijk and Marianne de Vries and Theo Stijnen and Peter M. T. Pattynama and M. R. H. M. van Sambeek and J. Buth and Alexander V. Tielbeek and Daan J A van der Vliet and Leo J SchutzeKool and P. J. E. H. M. Kitslaar and Michiel Willem de Haan and Jos M. A. van Engelshoven and M. G. Myriam Hunink},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2008},
  volume={190 5},
  pages={1349-57}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to compare the costs and effects of three noninvasive imaging tests as the initial imaging test in the diagnostic workup of patients with peripheral arterial disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of 984 patients assessed for eligibility, 514 patients with peripheral arterial disease were randomized to MR angiography (MRA) or duplex sonography in three hospitals and to MRA or CT angiography (CTA) in one hospital. The outcome measures included the clinical… CONTINUE READING

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