Accession Number : ADP004409

Title :   Early Characterization of Burn Injuries,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Afromowitz,M. A.

Report Date : 21 JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The problem addressed by the research reported on herein is concerned with testing of a non-invasive instrument for the early characterization of burns. An electro-optic burn depth indicator developed by the author quantitatively measures the red, green, and infrared reflectivity of a burn. We are testing this instrument on burns during the first few days postburn, and seek to determine whether this instrument has value in diagnosing burn depth when used in that time frame. The research is directed toward the development of inexpensive portable instruments which can be used as aids in determining burn depth and estimating time to healing and are intended to be used as diagnostic tools to help characterize burn wounds, select the appropriate treatment modality, and to monitor healing processes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT, *BURNS(INJURIES), DEPTH, ELECTROOPTICS, ARMS(ANATOMY), HANDS, FEET, LEGS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE