Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography, digital subtraction angiography and duplex of the iliac arteries compared with intra-arterial pressure gradient measurements
2000 (English)In: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, ISSN 1078-5884, E-ISSN 1532-2165, Vol. 19, no 5, 516-523 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
PURPOSE: to compare gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (Gd-MRA), digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and duplex of the iliac arteries with intra-arterial pressure gradient measurement as the reference method.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gd-MRA, DSA and duplex examinations of the iliac arteries were performed in 30 patients (60 arteries) with lower-limb arterial occlusive disease. In 29 arteries, pressure measurements were made (n=25) or the artery was found to be occluded on catheterisation (n=4). An aortofemoral peak systolic pressure gradient of 20 mmHg or more was regarded as haemodynamically significant. Stenoses with a diameter reduction of 50% or more on MRA or DSA, or an increase in peak systolic velocity greater than 150% (duplex) were considered significant. MRA examinations were evaluated by means of maximum intensity projections (MRA-MIP) and using source images and curved multiplanar reconstruction (MRA-MPR).
RESULTS: the sensitivity (specificity) for a significant iliac artery stenosis were 81% (75%) for MRA-MIP, 76% (75%) for MRA-MPR, 86% (88%) for DSA, and 72% (88%) for duplex.
CONCLUSION: with intra-arterial pressure measurements as the reference method, similar results were achieved with Gd-MRA, DSA and duplex concerning the detection of haemodynamically significant iliac artery stenoses. The use of source images and multiplanar reconstructions resulted in higher accuracy for the detection of occlusions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 19, no 5, 516-523 p.
MRA, Gadolinium, DSA, Duplex, Pressure measurement, Iliac artery
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-57128DOI: 10.1053/ejvs.1999.1083PubMedID: 10828234OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-57128DiVA: diva2:85037