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Table 3 Diagnostic Efficacy of MRI in Pathology of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon

From: Accuracy of MRI in diagnosing intra-articular pathology of the long head of the biceps tendon: results with a large cohort of patients

(%) Diameter change Contour irregularity Alteration of signal intensity
Parasagittal Axial Parasagittal Axial Parasagittal Axial
Sensitivity 52.0 66.7 56.0 58.2 66.6 59.7
Specificity 93.6 94.4 94.3 92.9 91.8 93.3
Accuracy 83.0 88.3 85.0 85.0 86.1 85.6
PPVa 69.2 78.6 72.6 70.9 71.2 71.7
NPVa 84.7 91.0 86.9 88.2 90.2 87.5
Cohen’s kappa 0.69 0.71 0.74 0.78 0.81 0.79
  1. aPPV positive predictive value, NPV negative predictive value