PURPOSE: Two-dimensional (2D) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is known to be prone to segmentation errors, especially in pathologic eyes. Therefore, our aim was to systematically compare intrasession repeatability between repeated scans for 2D and three-dimensional (3D) OCTA metrics in quantifying retinal perfusion in eyes with diabetic macular edema. METHODS: Diabetic patients with diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema who had two consecutive OCTA imaging scans obtained during the same visit were retrospectively included. A previously validated algorithm was applied to OCTA volume data to measure the 3D vascular volume and perfusion density. Optical coherence tomography angiography en face images were also processed to obtain 2D perfusion density metrics. RESULTS: Twenty patients (20 eyes) with diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema were included. The intraclass correlation coefficient ranged from 0.591 to 0.824 for 2D OCTA metrics and from 0.935 to 0.967 for 3D OCTA metrics. Therefore, compared with the 2D OCTA analysis, the intraclass correlation coefficients of the 3D OCTA analysis were higher (without overlapping of the 95% confidential intervals). Similarly, the coefficient of variation (ranging from 2.2 to 4.2 for 2D OCTA metrics and from 1.9 to 2.0 for 3D OCTA metrics) indicated that the 3D OCTA-based quantifications had the highest interscan intrasession agreements. Differences in interscan 2D OCTA metrics' values were associated with average macular volume. CONCLUSION: Three-dimensional OCTA metrics have higher values of intrasession repeatability, as compared with 2D OCTA metrics. The latter finding seems to be related to the high rate of segmentation errors occurring in diabetic macular edema eyes.

USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ANGIOGRAPHY METRICS IMPROVES REPEATABILITY ON QUANTIFICATION OF ISCHEMIA IN EYES WITH DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA

Sacconi R.;Pennisi F.;Bandello F.;Querques G.
2021-01-01

Abstract

PURPOSE: Two-dimensional (2D) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is known to be prone to segmentation errors, especially in pathologic eyes. Therefore, our aim was to systematically compare intrasession repeatability between repeated scans for 2D and three-dimensional (3D) OCTA metrics in quantifying retinal perfusion in eyes with diabetic macular edema. METHODS: Diabetic patients with diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema who had two consecutive OCTA imaging scans obtained during the same visit were retrospectively included. A previously validated algorithm was applied to OCTA volume data to measure the 3D vascular volume and perfusion density. Optical coherence tomography angiography en face images were also processed to obtain 2D perfusion density metrics. RESULTS: Twenty patients (20 eyes) with diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema were included. The intraclass correlation coefficient ranged from 0.591 to 0.824 for 2D OCTA metrics and from 0.935 to 0.967 for 3D OCTA metrics. Therefore, compared with the 2D OCTA analysis, the intraclass correlation coefficients of the 3D OCTA analysis were higher (without overlapping of the 95% confidential intervals). Similarly, the coefficient of variation (ranging from 2.2 to 4.2 for 2D OCTA metrics and from 1.9 to 2.0 for 3D OCTA metrics) indicated that the 3D OCTA-based quantifications had the highest interscan intrasession agreements. Differences in interscan 2D OCTA metrics' values were associated with average macular volume. CONCLUSION: Three-dimensional OCTA metrics have higher values of intrasession repeatability, as compared with 2D OCTA metrics. The latter finding seems to be related to the high rate of segmentation errors occurring in diabetic macular edema eyes.
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