aortic dissection, thoracic
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jul 10;166(13):1350-6 Systematic Review
IN aortic dissection, thoracic The Use of
transesophageal echocardiography, helical computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (IRM)
As Diagnostic Tool
Is equal Than
reference gold standard (angiography)
To diagnose this condition: sensitivity (98%-100%) and specificity (95%-98%) were comparable between all 3 imaging techniques. LR+ was some better for IRM (24) than for echography or CT (14) but without major clinical implications.