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Monitoring the Response of Port Wine Stain Birthmarks to Laser Therapy With Wide-field Functional Imaging Technologies

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Montana Compton, University of California, Irvine Identifier:
First received: August 3, 2010
Last updated: October 22, 2014
Last verified: October 2014

The researcher at the Beckman Laser Institute develop non-invasive imaging modalities for assessment of port wine stain during laser therapy treatment of Port Wine Stain. The imaging modalities will be used to guide immediate retreatment of regions of persistent perfusion during the procedure.

Condition Intervention
Device: Laser Speckle Imaging

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Monitoring the Response of Port Wine Stain Birthmarks to Laser Therapy With Wide-field

Further study details as provided by University of California, Irvine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Removal of Port Wine Stain [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The proposed research is significant, because our image-guided surgery approach will show color images which will be used to adjust energy of the laser treatment, reducing ultimately the number of treatment sessions and the associated medical care burden.

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: April 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Port Wine Stain
Laser Speckle Imaging
Device: Laser Speckle Imaging
Assessment of port wine stain birthmarks to laser therapy

Detailed Description:

The researcher can use imaging system operates by projecting low-power near-infrared structured light patterns on to the tissue of interest in a non-contact, reflection geometry and then capturing the reflectance with a camera.The system can image the depth-resolved optical properties of in-vivo tissues, allowing rapid, non-invasive visualization of sub-surface structures of Port Wine Stain.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Study population will be selected from an outpatient population with Port Wine Stain birthmark at Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, University of California, Irvine. Patients with Port Wine Stain birthmark will be candidates for participation.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • All minors, birth to 18 years of age or older with PWS birthmark
  • Ability to understand and carry out subject instructions
  • Sign photograph release form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to understand and/or carry out instructions
  • Pregnant women
  • Do not sign photograph release form
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01333553

United States, California
Beckman Laser Institute Medical clinic
Irvine, California, United States, 92612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Montana Compton
Principal Investigator: Bernard Choi, PhD Beckman Laser Institute University of California Irvine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Montana Compton, Administrative Nurse Research Coordinator Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine Identifier: NCT01333553     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIH/LAMMP-2010-7376
Study First Received: August 3, 2010
Last Updated: October 22, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Irvine:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Port-Wine Stain
Congenital Abnormalities
Skin Abnormalities
Skin Diseases processed this record on November 20, 2014