Accession Number : ADA192059

Title :   Imaging Multispectral Burn Depth Indicator.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Mar 86-14 Mar 87; Final rept. 15 Mar 85-14 Mar 87,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s) : Afromowitz, Martin A

PDF Url : ADA192059

Report Date : 30 Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This research program successfully developed a real-time video imaging system (the Imaging Burn Depth Indicator) which can discriminate between areas of burn wounds expected to heal in three weeks or less from the day of injury, and those areas not expected to heal in that time period. The analysis can be performed on or about the third day post-burn on debrided burn wounds. Early evaluation of burn healing probability is a crucial factor in the decision to tangentially excise the burn wound. In our clinical tests, the instrument was more accurate in predicting burn healing than the participating burn surgeons. Yet, the system can be operated by a person of average intelligence with no specialized burn training. Thus with this instrument, evaluation of burn victims and selection of treatment modalities may be accomplished in the absence of qualified burn specialist. Keywords: Diagnosis(Medicine).

Descriptors :   *BURNS(INJURIES), *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), *IMAGE PROCESSING, DAY, IMAGES, REAL TIME, SELECTION, TEST AND EVALUATION, VIDEO SIGNALS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, MULTISPECTRAL

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE