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Monitoring the influence of compression therapy on pathophysiology and structure of a swine scar model using multispectral imaging system
Author(s): Pejhman Ghassemi; Taryn E. Travis; Jeffrey W. Shuppa; Lauren T. Moffatt; Jessica C. Ramella-Romana
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Paper Abstract

Scar contractures can lead to significant reduction in function and inhibit patients from returning to work, participating in leisure activities and even render them unable to provide care for themselves. Compression therapy has long been a standard treatment for scar prevention but due to the lack of quantifiable metrics of scar formation scant evidence exists of its efficacy. We have recently introduced a multispectral imaging system to quantify pathophysiology (hemoglobin, blood oxygenation, melanin, etc) and structural features (roughness and collagen matrix) of scar. In this study, hypertrophic scars are monitored in-vivo in a porcine model using the imaging system to investigate influence of compression therapy on its quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8926, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics X, 892606 (4 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2037373
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Pejhman Ghassemi, The Catholic Univ. of America (United States)
MedStar Health Research Institute (United States)
Taryn E. Travis, MedStar Health Research Institute (United States)
Jeffrey W. Shuppa, MedStar Health Research Institute (United States)
Lauren T. Moffatt, MedStar Health Research Institute (United States)
Jessica C. Ramella-Romana, MedStar Health Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8926:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics X
Bernard Choi; Hyun Wook Kang; Brian J. F. Wong; Guillermo J. Tearney; Andreas Mandelis; Nikiforos Kollias; Kenton W. Gregory; Justus F. Ilgner; Haishan Zeng; Laura Marcu, Editor(s)

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