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Utah Retinal Reading Center (UREAD) Services

About Our Services

Closely working with sponsors and CRO (Clinical Research Organizations), the Utah Retinal Reading Center (UREAD) provides:

  • Assistance in study design.
  • Development of imaging acquisition protocols.
  • Guidance, support, and certification of imaging systems and imaging technicians/photographers.
  • Technical monitoring of imaging data acquisition within clinical studies including query management, quality control, and quality assurance.
  • Systematic and standardized analysis (“Grading”) of imaging data and functional test data according to pre-defined standard operational procedures by highly trained readers.
  • Sophisticated automated algorithms for evaluation of retinal imaging data using machine-learning approaches.

Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance

  • SOPs.
  • Fully trained, professional readers.
  • Constant Inter- and intra-reader validation.
  • Double read models and arbitration procedures.
  • Trained on HIPAA and human subject research regulations.
  • Adherence to ICH guidelines and FDA regulations.

​​​​​​​Imaging modalities and functional tests

  • Fundus camera photography.
  • Fundus autofluorescence and reflectance imaging.
  • Optical coherence tomography.
  • Optical coherence tomography angiography.
  • Fluorescein angiography.
  • Indocyanine green angiography.
  • Fundus-controlled (so-called microperimetry).
  • Dark adaptometry.