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Mirza TA, Karthikesalingam A, Jackson D, Walsh SR, Holt PJ, Hayes PD, Boyle JR
2010
April
Duplex ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound versus computed tomography for the detection of endoleak after EVAR: systematic review and bivariate meta-analysis.
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Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) has become the 'gold-standard' imaging modality for surveillance following EVAR. However repeated CT causes cumulative contrast related renal injury. Duplex ultrasound (USS) and contrast-enhanced (non-nephrotoxic) duplex scanning (CEUS) are less invasive but considered less accurate than CT. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of imaging modalities used to detect endoleak. Accordingly, we undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence base for USS and CEUS compared to CT following EVAR.
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