Inter-session repeatability of retinal layer thickness in optical coherence tomography

Delia Cabrera DeBuc, Jing Tian, Nathan Bates, Gabor Mark Somfai

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Abstract

Reliable retinal layer thickness measurements using optical coherence tomography (OCT) are important to track the subtle retinal changes in longitudinal studies. A total of 10 eyes (5 healthy subjects, 40±13 years old) were enrolled to study the inter-session repeatability and identify the pitfalls affecting the reliabilities. Each eye was scanned using spectral domain OCT (Spectralis SDOCT, Heidelberg Engineering) for 3 sessions with 30 seconds rest in between. The first and second sessions were scanned independently and the third one was scanned with the first one as the baseline visit. Each session consisted of a confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO) image and 61 B-scans of 496×768 pixels. The first, second and third sessions were named as baseline, unregistered and registered sessions; respectively. Seven retinal layers labeled as RNFL, GCL+IPL, INL, OPL, ONL, IS and OS were segmented using a custom software (OCTRIMA3D) and measured in the ETDRS grid. Inter-session standard deviation (σ), coefficient of repeatability (CR) and coefficient of variations (COV) were calculated to quantify the repeatability. Paired t-test of COVs was used to compare the repeatability and the level of significance was set at 5%. We obtained that values of the CR <5 μm and COV of 5%, were revealed only in the outer layers. The values of COV were not significantly different (p<0.05) in the unregistered scanning session. Our results show that the rotations in the unregistered scanning sessions do not cause significant change in repeatability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2017
Subtitle of host publicationBiomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging
PublisherSPIE
Volume10137
ISBN (Electronic)9781510607194
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventMedical Imaging 2017: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging - Orlando, United States
Duration: Feb 12 2017Feb 14 2017

Other

OtherMedical Imaging 2017: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period2/12/172/14/17

Keywords

  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Registration
  • Repeatability
  • Retinal layer thickness
  • Segmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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