Multiple scan averaging to yield accurate quantitative analysis of optical coherence tomography angiograms

Hafi M. Khan, Alex Gentle, James A. Armitage, Chi ho To, Andrew K.C. Lam

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Abstract

Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is widely used in ophthalmic practice. Most OCTA studies based their findings on a single OCTA measurement. We conducted an observational study of 82 eyes from 82 healthy subjects to compare variations of OCTA parameters among five successive measurements. A 3 × 3 mm Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study grid centred at fovea was used. An average from five successive OCTA measurements (both perfusion density and vessel density) was calculated to be used as the reference standard. There was no significant difference in perfusion and vessel densities among five successive OCTA measurements, and from different levels of averaging. Perfusion density was close to the reference standard when average from three measurements was used (discrepancy within 1.5%) as compared with using just one measurement (discrepancy from 3.2% to 4.5%). Vessel density was also close to reference standard when average from three measurements was used (within 0.8 mm−1) as compared with using just one measurement (2 mm−1). Software feature that allows OCTA devices to average quantitative parameters for analysis will be useful.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6194
JournalScientific Reports
Volume10
Issue number1
Early online dateApr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020

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