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Table 4 Best predictors for the symptomatic side a MDCTA =multi detector computed tomography angiography

From: Computed tomography angiography vs 3 T black-blood cardiovascular magnetic resonance for identification of symptomatic carotid plaques

  Sensitivity Specificity PPV NPV Odds ratio
Ulceration (MDCTA a ) 40% 95% 89% 61% 12.7
AHA-LT6b (CMRc) 80% 80% 80% 80% 16.0
Ulceration and AHA-LT6 (CTA +CMR) 85% 75% 77% 83% 17.0
Thin/ruptured fibrous cap 60% 95% 92% 70% 28.5
  1. b AHA-LT6 =American Heart Association lesion type VI.
  2. c CMR =cardiovascular magnetic resonance.