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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Review of near-infrared methods for wound assessment
Author(s): Michael G. Sowa; Wen-Chuan Kuo; Alex C. Ko; David G. Armstrong

Paper Abstract

Wound management is a challenging and costly problem that is growing in importance as people are living longer. Instrumental methods are increasingly being relied upon to provide objective measures of wound assessment to help guide management. Technologies that employ near-infrared (NIR) light form a prominent contingent among the existing and emerging technologies. We review some of these technologies. Some are already established, such as indocyanine green fluorescence angiography, while we also speculate on others that have the potential to be clinically relevant to wound monitoring and assessment. These various NIR-based technologies address clinical wound management needs along the entire healing trajectory of a wound.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2016
PDF: 17 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 21(9) 091304 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.9.091304
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 21, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Michael G. Sowa, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Wen-Chuan Kuo, National Yang-Ming Univ. (Taiwan)
Alex C. Ko, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
David G. Armstrong, The Univ. of Arizona College of Medicine (United States)

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