Effect of inter-reader variability on outcomes in studies using carotid intima media thickness quantified by carotid ultrasonography

@article{Delaney2010EffectOI,
  title={Effect of inter-reader variability on outcomes in studies using carotid intima media thickness quantified by carotid ultrasonography},
  author={Joseph Austin Christopher Delaney and Rebecca Scherzer and Joseph F. Polak and Mary Lou Biggs and Richard A. Kronmal and Haiying Chen and Stephen Sidney and Carl Grunfeld},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={385-392}
}
Systematic differences between readers or equipment in imaging studies are not uncommon; failure to account for such differences when using Carotid Ultrasonography may introduce bias into associations between carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and outcomes. We demonstrate the impact of this source of systematic measurement error (SME) using data on 5,521… CONTINUE READING