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Fully automated algorithm for wound surface area assessment

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Deana, Alessandro Melo [1] ; Costa de Jesus, Sergio Henrique [1] ; Azevedo Sampaio, Brunna Pileggi [1] ; Oliveira, Marcelo Tavares [1] ; Teixeira Silva, Daniela Fatima [1] ; Franca, Cristiane Miranda [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Nove Julho, Postgrad Program Biophoton Appl Hlth Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION; v. 21, n. 5, p. 755-761, SEP 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Worldwide, clinicians, dentists, nurses, researchers, and other health professionals need to monitor the wound healing progress and to quantify the rate of wound closure. The aim of this study is to demonstrate, step by step, a fully automated numerical method to estimate the size of the wound and the percentage damaged relative to the body surface area (BSA) in images, without the requirement for human intervention. We included the formula for BSA in rats in the algorithm. The methodology was validated in experimental wounds and human ulcers and was compared with the analysis of an experienced pathologist, with good agreement. Therefore, this algorithm is suitable for experimental wounds and burns and human ulcers, as they have a high contrast with adjacent normal skin. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/02801-8 - Influence of two systems of delivery of low-intensity laser in skin repair in diabetic rats: morphological evaluation, myofibroblasts and collagens I and III
Grantee:Brunna Pileggi Azevedo Sampaio
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 12/01944-0 - Study of cell activation and cytokines in cutaneous repair in diabetic rats treated with low level laser therapy
Grantee:Cristiane Miranda Franca
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants