Olbricht CJ, Paul K, Prokop M, Chavan A, Schaefer-Prokop CM, Jandeleit K, Koch KM, Galanski M
Minimally invasive diagnosis of renal artery stenosis by spiral computed tomography angiography

Kidney Int (Oct) 48:1332-1337 1995

Renal arteriography is the gold standard for diagnosing renal artery stenosis (RAS) but is invasive. Spiral CT angiography (CTA) using 100-150 ml of non-ionic contrast was compared to arteriography in 62 consecutive pts with suspected RAS. Sensitivity and specificity of CTA for RAS were 98% and 94%, respectively. Overall accuracy of CTA was similar to standard arteriography. Although non-invasive, the relatively high dose of contrast required may limit the utility of CTA in pts with azotemia. (Leehey)

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