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Imaging Data Risk Assessment

Are you adding greater risk and complexity to your trial? Take this quick quiz to find out.

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How do you currently capture images for your studies?

  • Acquired and shipped on CD for upload to an analysis system
  • Acquired, uploaded and then transferred to other software systems for evaluation
  • Acquired and locally evaluated for clinical trial criteria
  • Acquired, encrypted, uploaded and tracked in a single system through analysis and data output

Do you use one imaging solution for both early and late phase studies?

  • Yes, it is the same solution from my imaging partner for all my trials
  • Yes, but there are different solutions provided by my imaging partner
  • No, we are working with different vendors for early and late phase studies

What process do you follow to quarantine and remove protected health information (PHI) from images submitted by study sites?

  • Manually review every image and obscure header tags, audio or visual (pixel) PHI
  • DICOM tags are automatically cleaned, but audio, video or PHI “burned” into the image have to be manually inspected and cleaned
  • PHI across a variety of mediums (e.g., header tags, audio, visual) and image formats (e.g., DICOM and non-DICOM) are automatically processed and cleaned within an integrated imaging management technology

Check all that apply in your imaging trial:

  • Readers use different image viewing tools
  • Readers use different imaging measurement tools
  • Readers struggle to meet turnaround times
  • Data is not easily available or accessible throughout the trial

How often would you estimate that readers deviate from the reading protocol that has been approved for your trial?

  • 75%-100% of the time
  • 50%-74% of the time
  • 25%-49% of the time
  • Less than 25% of the time
  • Never

Do you have visibility into study operational data as the clinical trial progresses? For example, the number of uploads, image passing/failing QC, reads completed, exams per image management workflow step.

  • Yes, I have access to study operational data/metrics through an online self-serve dashboard within my imaging vendor's platform
  • Yes, I get regular study operational reports (e.g., PDF) from my imaging vendor
  • Yes, I track down my imaging vendor project manager and have them gather the information whenever I want it
  • No, I only see and review study operational data when I'm closing out the trial

Are your images only qualitatively evaluated by trained readers?

  • Yes
  • No. We use a combination of quantitative image processing and analysis software tools.
  • I'm not sure

How do you determine outlier data points, and how quickly can you correct the data?

  • We manually review the data and images on a regular basis. When we detect an outlier, we take action.
  • We do not assess imaging outliers. We reconcile the data and any enrollment implications during trial close-out.
  • We use an automated system with imaging data and workflow edit/logic checks to quickly detect, assess and reconcile imaging data outliers -- sometimes while the patient is still in the office/clinic/study site

Do you have access to a visual audit trail connecting reader annotations and measurements made on the image to the data captured within the eCRF?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I'm not sure

How and where is your trial imaging data currently being stored?

  • Stored locally (CDs or server), spread across multiple study sites
  • Stored locally (CDs or server), spread across multiple imaging vendor platforms
  • Stored locally, within a single imaging vendor platform
  • Stored securely in the cloud, within a single imaging vendor platform
  • I'm not sure


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