Three Headaches in Ophthalmic Research You Can Avoid with Orion by Voxeleron

Three Headaches in Ophthalmic Research You Can Avoid with Orion by Voxeleron

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In the world of ophthalmic research and clinical trials, efficiency and accuracy are paramount to successful outcomes. As trials navigate through diverse image modalities and file formats, tackle time-consuming reads, and grapple with inflexible proprietary platforms, a solution that combats these challenges is crucial. Orion by Voxeleron offers game-changing ophthalmic analysis software that addresses these headaches and transforms the way we conduct ophthalmic research and clinical trials. In this blog, we will look at three major obstacles in ophthalmic clinical trials and research and how they can be addressed.

1. Bottlenecks Caused by Workflow Inefficiencies and Disparate Formats

Various image modalities are still prevalent in ophthalmic research and clinical trials, with optical coherence tomography (OCT) being a primary one, generating data in multiple file formats. As we are still early in our journey toward fully standardized imaging formats, many trials often make the choice not to convert to DICOM as it directly impedes any workflow. The resulting disparity in formats creates bottlenecks, hindering seamless data exchange and consistency in analysis.

Orion understands all formats and modalities, streamlining workflows with true interoperability. This eliminates inefficiencies and ensures that clinical trials and research can advance even in areas where studies often encounter disparate formats, such as rare disease research.

2. Time-Consuming Reads Across Multiple Platforms

Ophthalmic analysis often demands lengthy reads across multiple platforms, slowing down clinical trials. Each image format requires a separate platform, thereby introducing complexities and inconsistencies. When handling large volumes of ophthalmic image data, time-consuming manual grading also can result in increased errors and extensive delays. Worse, it can lead to data loss as many centers will time-cap reads and simply throw out images that are too expensive, time-wise, to read.

Using an AI-driven platform with intelligent editing features that minimize user interactions, Orion streamlines the measurement process, shortening read times. With a platform that offers multiple segmentation options, the number of disease-specific endpoints increases. Orion offers a comprehensive suite of tools enabling researchers to tackle and verify complex analyses effortlessly.

3. Inflexible Device Software

Reading centers struggle with inflexible, incompatible proprietary software that lacks essential functionality. Manual reads without the ability, for example, to correct the location of the measurement grid, not only slow down read times but also lead to inaccurate results and wasted efforts. In other software, editing may be an option, but saving the result isn’t!

Dedicated to the task of image reads, Orion offers seamless tools, including centration correction, ensuring accurate analysis. Tracings, labeling, and annotations become simple tasks with an intuitive interface, enabling users to delineate, for example, boundaries within the retina and highlight critical areas. Orion automates such tasks as drusen volume measurement and semi-automates area-based metrics such as complete and incomplete outer-retinal atrophy, endpoints critical for monitoring the advanced dry-AMD. By unifying all these features into one versatile platform, Orion optimizes resources, driving significant cost efficiencies.

Level Up Your Image Analysis Workflow with Orion

Orion by Voxeleron is an innovator in the field of ophthalmology, offering a comprehensive solution to the major headaches clinicians and researchers face. By addressing bottlenecks caused by incompatible formats and workflows, streamlining reads across multiple platforms with AI-driven algorithms, and providing a versatile and intuitive platform, Orion empowers professionals to achieve higher efficiencies and accuracies in ophthalmic research and clinical trials.

With Orion, the path to success becomes smoother and faster, and investigators and clinicians can focus on what truly matters – accelerating research and improving patient outcomes. To learn how Orion enables AI-backed analysis, provides interoperability in ophthalmic image analysis, and reduces read times with automated measurements, visit or get in touch to request a demo.