Interobserver and intraobserver agreement in the evaluation of CT perfusion in ischemic stroke

Abul-Kasim, Kasim and Strömbeck, Anita and Maly, Pavel and Overgaard, Angelica and Persson, Erik and Sundgren, Pia C. (2009) Interobserver and intraobserver agreement in the evaluation of CT perfusion in ischemic stroke. Functional Neurology; New Trends in Interventional Neurosciences, 24 (3). pp. 139-145. ISSN 1971-3274

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Knowledge of interrater reliability in the evaluation of perfusion computed tomography (CTP) studies is very limited even though the method is widely used in the workup of acute stroke. The aims of this study were to estimate the inter- and intraobserver agreement in the evaluation of CTP data and to evaluate the feasibility of the method. The CTP data of 20 consecutive patients (50% were females) aged 68±11 years with different categories of acute ischemic stroke were included in this retrospective analysis. Perfusion studies were evaluated independently by six radiologists on two different occasions. The overall inter- and intraobserver agreement was substantial, showing a К value of 0.65 (95% confidence interval 0.39-0.91). The time required for the post-processing and interpretation ranged from 37 to 460 seconds. Evaluation of manually post processed CTP data according to the maximum slope model appears to be reliable. Experience and also a short training period increase the reliability of the method and reduce the time needed for delivery of the results to the treating clinician

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CTP, feasibility, interobserver agreement, maximum slope model, penumbra, manual post-processing
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.8 Malattie del sistema nervoso e disturbi mentali (Classificare qui la Neuropsichiatria, la Neurologia) > 616.81 Sistema nervoso - Malattie cerebrovascolari (Classificare qui l’Apoplessia cerebrale, l'Ischemia cerebrale, Ictus cerebrale)
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 11:49
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 11:49

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