CT vs. MRI for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease


Data from Schuetz (2010) of the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD),used conventional coronary angiography as the reference standard. Among the total 103 studies, 84 evaluated only the accuracy of CT, 14 evaluated only MRI, and 5 studies evaluated both.




A data frame containing 6 variables and 108 observations, including 103 studies. The variables are:

Test factor name of the screening test
Study_ID factor primary study name
tp numeric number of true positives
fp numeric number of false positives
fn numeric number of false negatives
tn numeric number of true negatives


Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy, Chapter 10


Schuetz GM, Zacharopoulou NM, Schlattmann P, Dewey M. Meta-analysis:noninvasive coronary angiography using computed tomography versus magnetic resonance imaging. Annals of Internal Medicine 2010;152:167-177.

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