Impact of introducing automated grading into the Scottish national diabetic retinopathy screening programme

S. Philip, N. Lee, M. Black, P. Sharp, J. Olson

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Scotland was the first nation to introduce automated retinopathy screening into its national diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) (July 2011). The autograder was deployed as an additional grader in each health board and assigned a proportion of images in the grading queue according to the each board's workload. We conducted an audit to analyse the real world impact of using automated grading. The system is thoroughly internally(IQA) and externally(EQA) quality assured for false negatives rates for referable retinopathy and image quality.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP457
Pages (from-to)172
Number of pages1
JournalDiabetic Medicine
Issue numberS1
Early online date8 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017
EventDiabetes UK Professional Conference 2017 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Mar 201710 Mar 2017

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