Optical coherence tomography diagnostic signs in posterior uveitis.

Pichi, Francesco; Invernizzi, Alessandro; Tucker, William R; Munk, Marion (2019). Optical coherence tomography diagnostic signs in posterior uveitis. (In Press). Progress in retinal and eye research, p. 100797. Elsevier 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2019.100797

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A diagnostic sign refers to a quantifiable biological parameter that is measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biological, pathogenic, or pharmacologic responses to a therapeutic intervention. When used in translational research discussions, the term itself often alludes to a signs used to accelerate or aid in diagnosis or monitoring and provide insight into "personalized" medicine. Many new diagnostic signs are being developed that involve imaging technology. Optical coherence tomography is an imaging technique that provides in vivo quasi-histological images of the ocular tissues and as such it's able to capture the structural and functional modifications that accompany inflammation and infection of the posterior part of the eye. From the hyperreflective inflammatory cells and deposits in the vitreous and on the hialoid, to the swollen photoreceptors bodies in multiple evanescent white dots syndrome, and from optical difference of the subretinal fluid compartments in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease to the hyporeflective granulomas in the choroid, these tomographical signs can be validate to reach the status of biomarkers. Non-invasive imaging diagnostic signs of inflammation can be very useful to clinicians seeking to make a diagnosis and can represent a dataset for machine learning to offer a more empirical approach to the detection of posterior uveitis.

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Journal Article (Review Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ophthalmology

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Munk, Marion


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health








Marion Munk

Date Deposited:

17 Sep 2019 10:25

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27 Oct 2019 21:27

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Diagnostic signs Infectious uveitis Optical coherence tomography Posterior uveitis





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