An important determinant of successful endovascular aortic aneurysm repair is proper sizing of the dimensions of the aortic-iliac vessels. The goal of the present study was to determine the concurrent validity, a method for comparison of test scores, for EVAR sizing and planning of the recently introduced Simbionix PROcedure Rehearsal Studio (PRORS). Seven vascular specialists analyzed anonymized computed tomography angiography scans of 70 patients with an infrarenal aneurysm of the abdominal aorta, using three different sizing software packages Simbionix PRORS (Simbionix USA Corp., Cleveland, OH, USA), 3mensio (Pie Medical Imaging BV, Maastricht, The Netherlands), and TeraRecon (Aquarius, Foster City, CA, USA). The following measurements were included in the protocol: diameter 1 mm below the most distal main renal artery, diameter 15 mm below the lowest renal artery, maximum aneurysm diameter, and length from the most distal renal artery to the left iliac artery bifurcation. Averaged over the locations, the intraclass correlation coefficient is 0.83 for Simbionix versus 3mensio, 0.81 for Simbionix versus TeraRecon, and 0.86 for 3mensio versus TeraRecon. It can be concluded that the Simbionix sizing software is as precise as two other validated and commercially available software packages.
- endovascular aneurysm repair