Accession Number : ADA224890


Title :   Spectroscopy of Burn Wounds


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Jul 1988-14 Jul 1989


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Afromowitz, Martin A ; Callis, James B


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a224890.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : This research seeks to develop non-invasive techniques for evaluating burn depth based upon non-contacting visible and near-infrared spectroscopic measurement of the wounds. In previous years, we demonstrated that features of the optical reflection spectra of burn wounds can be correlated with the depth of burn. An imaging system was built which determined, with accuracy equal to or better than that of a skilled burn surgeon, the probability that burn sites would heal within three weeks from data of injury. Our goal for the current project is to investigate the optical reflectance properties of burns, utilizing the techniques of multivariate analysis, in order to improve the reliability of this instrument and to develop methods which will permit detailed monitoring of the healing process. Keywords: Volunteers; Burn wounds; Burn depths; Diagnosis(Medicine); Spectroscopy; Burns/Injuries.


Descriptors :   *SPECTROSCOPY , *BURNS(INJURIES) , MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS , ACCURACY , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , IMAGES , VISIBLE SPECTRA , WOUNDS AND INJURIES , NEAR INFRARED RADIATION , HEALING , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , MEASUREMENT , RELIABILITY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE