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The role of ultrasound compared to biopsy of temporal arteries in the diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis
Project title: The role of ultrasound compared to biopsy of temporal arteries in the diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis
Call to action: 08/64 Ultrasonography in the diagnosis of Giant-Cell Arteritis (GCA).
Research type: Primary Research
Contractor: University of Oxford
Co-investigators: Dr Brendan McDonald, Dr Eugene McNally, Dr Jonathan Salmon, Dr Konrad Wolfe, Dr Richard Wakefield, Mr Andrew Hutchings, Mr Mike Bradburn, Professor Allan Wailoo, Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta, Professor William Hamilton.
Started: January 2010 | Status: Published December 2016
Ultrasound was more sensitive but less specific than temporal artery biopsy in diagnosing giant cell arteritis and there is scope for reducing the role of biopsy.
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