Ability of Modulated Imaging and Laser Speckle Imaging to Determine Burn Wound Severity and Healing Potential
Currently, the primary method of determining burn depth is clinical assessment. Unfortunately, studies demonstrate that even experienced burn surgeons are accurate in their initial assessment in only 60-80% of wounds1. Underestimation of burn wound depth will lead to a delay in diagnosis, prolonged hospitalization, prolonged provision of painful costly procedures, and potentially hypertrophic and/keloid scarring with functional and cosmetic deformity. Overestimation of burn wound depth may lead to surgical wound excision with skin grafting that is potentially unnecessary.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Ability of Modulated Imaging and Laser Speckle Imaging to Determine Burn Wound Severity and Healing Potential|
- wound healing [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Device: Modulated Imaging and Laser Speckle Imaging
Modulating Imaging is a noninvasive optical modality designed to create a 3-dimensional differential diagram of the metabolic functions of the tissue. Laser Speckle Imaging is a noninvasive optical modality designed to create a dynamic map of blood flow to an area of interest. Both have previously been used to on other disease entities to estimate the extent of pathology.
|United States, California|
|Orange, California, United States, 92868|
|Principal Investigator:||Anthony Durkin, PhD||Beckman Laser Institute University of California Irvine|