Johannes T. Heverhagen1, Michael Augsten1, Michael Burbelko1, Anna-Christina Stamm1, Marc O. Kalinowski1, Klaus Klose1
1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
The purpose of this study was to intraindividually compare CE MRA and DSA of the lower extremities in patients with severe peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). State of the art run off MRA of the lower extremities for suspected PAOD provides excellent sensitivity and specificity. It is user independent proven by a Cohens kappa of 0.88. State of the art run off MRA of the lower extremities may replace diagnostic DSA for suspected PAOD as an user independent, accurate application.