Table 5

Summary estimates of diagnostic odds ratios from non-autopsy studies, according to imaging finding and method, and comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of the two methods
Imaging finding MRI CT Comparison of MRI with CT
Number of studies Diagnostic odds ratio (95% CI) Number of studies Diagnostic odds ratio (95% CI) Ratio of diagnostic odds ratios (95% CI) p-value tau2
Global assessment 4 9.43 (0.67,132) 2 3.98 (0.10,160) 2.37 (0.03,222) 0.63 2.17
Lacunar infarcts 4 12.99 (3.02,55.9) 3 4.85 (1.06,22.2) 2.68 (0.33,22.0) 0.28 0.65
Non-lacunar infarcts 4 8.79 (3.20,24.2) 2 3.49 (1.27,9.59) 2.52 (0.60,10.5) 0.15 0
General infarcts 3 16.78 (2.01,139) 4 29.58 (3.99,219) 0.57 (0.03,10.5) 0.64 1.53
White matter hyperintensities 6 5.98 (1.90,18.9) 11 2.79 (1.43,5.44) 2.14 (0.57,8.09) 0.24 0.63
Periventricular hyperintensities 7 3.83 (0.71,20.6) 3 2.15 (0.24,19.3) 1.78 (0.11,28.2) 0.64 1.98
Basal ganglia hyperintensities 4 10.17 (1.62,63.9) 1 4.06 (0.15,109) 2.50 (0.58,108) 0.50 0.75

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Beynon et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:33   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-33

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