Multi-detector row CT angiography in the assessment of coronary in-stent restenosis

A systematic review

Zhonghua Sun, Robert Davidson, Cheng HSun Lin

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-495
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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