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Large-Vessel Vasculitis: Interobserver Agreement and Diagnostic Accuracy of 18F-FDG-PET/CT

Table 1

Overview of articles reporting imaging findings in GCA/large-vessel vasculitis and assessment of observer agreement of visual assessment. (n.r.: not reported, 18F-FDG-PET: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, MRI: magnetic resonance imaging, CT: computed tomography, and US: ultrasound).

Article (year of publication)Imaging modalityNumber of observersObserver agreement

Blockmans et al., 2000 [21] 18F-FDG-PET 4 (2 teams)n.r.
Blockmans et al., 2006 [22]2n.r.
Walter et al., 2005 [12]293% (28/30)

Henes et al., 2008 [9]18F-FDG-PET/CTAt least 2n.r.
Lehmann et al., 2011 [10] 285% (Cohen’s kappa 0.7)
Papathanasiou et al., 2012 [23]2n.r.
Fuchs et al., 2012 [3]3n.r.

Brodmann et al., 2004 [24] 18F-FDG-PET and US1n.r.

Meller et al., 2003 [11] 18F-FDG-PET and MRI2n.r.
Scheel et al., 2004 [25]2n.r.
Both et al., 2008 [26]2n.r.

Agard et al., 2008 [27]CT1n.r.
Marie et al., 2009 [28]1n.r.
Prieto-González et al., 2012 [6]298%

Schmidt et al., 2002 [29]US289%
Schmidt et al., 2008 [30]?n.r.
DE et al., 2009 [31]290.847 (kappa)

Narvaez et al., 2005 [32]
Koenigkam-Santos et al., 2011 [33]
MRIn.r. 2n.r. 0.73 (kappa)