FluxEXPLORER: a new high-speed laser Doppler imaging system for the assessment of burn injuries.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_A37BB54D3332
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
FluxEXPLORER: a new high-speed laser Doppler imaging system for the assessment of burn injuries.
Périodique
Skin Research and Technology
Auteur(s)
Erba P., Espinoza D., Koch N., Christen T., Serov A., Raffoul W.
ISSN
1600-0846 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0909-752X
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Volume
18
Numéro
4
Pages
456-461
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Résumé
BACKGROUND: Deep burn assessment made by clinical evaluation has an accuracy varying between 60% and 80% and will determine if a burn injury will need tangential excision and skin grafting or if it will be able to heal spontaneously. Laser Doppler Imaging (LDI) techniques allow an improved burn depth assessment but their use is limited by the time-consuming image acquisition which may take up to 6 min per image.
METHODS: To evaluate the effectiveness and reliability of a newly developed full-field LDI technology, 15 consecutive patients presenting with intermediate depth burns were assessed both clinically and by FluxExplorer LDI technology. Comparison between the two methods of assessment was carried out.
RESULTS: Image acquisition was done within 6 s. FluxEXPLORER LDI technology achieved a significantly improved accuracy of burn depth assessment compared to the clinical judgement performed by board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons (P < 0.05, 93% of correctly assessed burns injuries vs. 80% for clinical assessment).
CONCLUSION: Technological improvements of LDI technology leading to a decreased image acquisition time and reliable burn depth assessment allow the routine use of such devices in the acute setting of burn care without interfering with the patient's treatment. Rapid and reliable LDI technology may assist clinicians in burn depth assessment and may limit the morbidity of burn patients through a minimization of the area of surgical debridement. Future technological improvements allowing the miniaturization of the device will further ease its clinical application.
Pubmed
Web of science
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23/11/2012 22:22
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