May 2006
Volume 47, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2006
Variability in Interpretation of Optical Coherence Tomography Among Retina Specialists
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • J.L. Prenner
    Retina Vitreous Center, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NJ
  • S. Ciaccia
    Ophthalmology, Vita–Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
  • T. Hassan
    Associated Retinal Consultants, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
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    Commercial Relationships  J.L. Prenner, None; S. Ciaccia, None; T. Hassan, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2006, Vol.47, 4036. doi:
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      J.L. Prenner, S. Ciaccia, T. Hassan; Variability in Interpretation of Optical Coherence Tomography Among Retina Specialists . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2006;47(13):4036.

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Purpose: : To investigate the variability of interpretation of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of multiple vitreoretinal pathologies among a large group of retina specialists.

Methods: : Twenty–eight retina specialists independently analyzed OCT images of ten patients with macular pathology. For each patient, two scans and a brief one sentence clinical history was provided. No diagnoses were provided.

Results: : Considering all cases, the mean overall agreement of diagnosis was 86.7% (range, 71.43% to 96.43%). Confidence intervals and p–values were calculated for each case, and all agreement levels were statistically significant.

Conclusions: : The interpretation of OCT images of numerous distinct macular pathologies was consistent among members of a large group of retina specialists.

Keywords: retina • imaging/image analysis: clinical • imaging methods (CT, FA, ICG, MRI, OCT, RTA, SLO, ultrasound) 

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