Multi-detector row CT angiography in the assessment of coronary in-stent restenosis: A systematic review

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy of multi-detector row computed tomography angiography (MDCT) for detection of coronary in-stent restenosis in patients treated with coronary stenting when compared to invasive catheter angiography. Materials and methods: A search of PUBMED and MEDLINE databases for English literature was performed. Only studies with at least 10 patients comparing 16- or more detector rows MDCT angiography with invasive catheter angiography in the detection of coronary in-stent restenosis (more than 50% stenosis) were included for analysis. Sensitivity and specificity estimates pooled across studies were tested using a fixed effects model. Results: 15 studies met selection criteria for inclusion in the analysis. There were eight studies performed with 16-detector row CT scanners, and five studies with 64-detector row scanners and one study with a 40-detector scanner. The remaining study was performed with a mixture of 16-and 64-detector row scanners. Prevalence of in-stent restenosis following coronary stenting was 18% (95% CI: 13, 24%). Pooled estimates of the sensitivity and specificity of overall MDCT angiography for the detection of coronary in-stent restenosis was 85% (95% CI: 78, 90%) and 97% (95% CI: 95, 98%), respectively. No significant difference was found between 16- and 64-detector row scanners regarding the sensitivity and specificity of MDCT for assessment of in-stent restenosis (p > 0.05). Conclusion: The results showed that MDCT angiography (with 16 or more detector rows) has moderate sensitivity and high specificity for the detection of coronary in-stent restenosis when compared to invasive catheter angiography. A high specificity value of MDCT may be most valuable as a non-invasive technique of excluding coronary stent restenosis or occlusion. The main factors affecting visualization are stent diameters and stent materials. © 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Sun, Z., Davidson, R., & Lin, C. Hs. (2009, March). Multi-detector row CT angiography in the assessment of coronary in-stent restenosis: A systematic review. European Journal of Radiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2007.11.030

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