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Table 2 Numbers of arterial branches detected with multi slice computed tomography angiography (CTA) and contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), in 20 patients (due to previous therapy or atherosclerotic disease the total number of detected vessel segments can be less than 40)

From: Whole body magnetic resonance angiography and computed tomography angiography in the vascular mapping of head and neck: an intraindividual comparison

External carotid artery branches CTA MRA p
  Total % Total %  
Carotid artery bifurcation 40 100 40 100 1.000
External carotid artery mainstem 34 85 34 85 1.000
Superior thyroid artery 37 92.5 37 92.5 1.000
Lingual artery 37 92.5 35 87.5 .500
Facial artery 28 70 28 70 1.000
Ascending pharyngeal artery 33 82.5 3 7.5 < .001
Occipital artery 39 97.5 37 92.5 .500
Posterior auricular artery 33 82.5 16 40 < .001
Superficial temporal artery 36 90 34 85 .500
Maxillary artery 38 95 37 92.5 1.000
All segments 365 91.3 311 77.8 < .001