Urine attenuation ratio: A new CT indicator of renal artery stenosis.
Reference- AJR Am J Roentgenol 2006 Aug;187(2):532-40. By Sung CK et al.
"Urine CT attenuation ratio in 22 patients with significant RAS ranged from 1.11 to 4.76 (mean, 2.07). The two patients with moderate RAS showed ratios of 1.83 and 1.23. The others (n = 48) had a urine CT attenuation ratio that ranged from 1.00 to 1.54 (mean, 1.07). The difference of the ratio between the RAS group and the normal group was statistically significant.
At a cutoff value of 1.22, the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of the urine CT attenuation ratio in the diagnosis of significant RAS were 95%, 96%, 91%, and 98%, respectively. The urine CT attenuation ratio is a simple and reliable indicator with which to detect and lateralize significant RAS and is a useful adjunct to helical CTA."
Urine attenuation ratio: A new CT indicator of renal artery stenosis. Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Friday, August 11, 2006 Rating: