Use of 3D photography in complex-wound assessment

Savage, J.M. and Jeffery, S.L.A. (2013) Use of 3D photography in complex-wound assessment. Journal of Wound Care, 22 (3). pp. 156-160. ISSN 09690700 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Objective: To review the evidence to support three-dimensional (3D) photographic imaging in wound care and undertake a feasibility evaluation of one device in the clinical environment. Method: A literature review was undertaken of the role of stereophotogrammetry in wound care. Subsequently, a 3D imaging and data storage system was selected and evaluated in two representative case studies within the clinical environment of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. Results: The review suggested that 3D imaging has the potential to provide more accurate data on which to base treatment decisions. In practice, the device was found to be relatively easy to operate and sufficiently robust to handle the demands of clinical practice. However, the high initial cost of the unit and the time taken to download images to the database meant that its benefits were limited to more complex wound types. Conclusion: Three-dimensional photography has the potential to play a role in management options; however, current technical issues limit its potential and the incorporation of a highly defined image (similar to that of a standard digital 2D photograph) within its 3D representation would make it more powerful. Declaration of interest: Access to the digital imaging device and user software was provided by Eykona Medical Ltd. The company had no influence over the evaluation process or the content of this paper. The authors have no additional conflicts of interest to declare.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complex wounds, Stereophotogrammetry, Three-dimensional photography, Wound assessment, adult, article, case report, decision support system, evaluation, feasibility study, human, injury, male, methodology, photography, soldier, three dimensional imaging, United Kingdom, Adult, Decision Support Techniques, Feasibility Studies, Great Britain, Humans, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Male, Military Personnel, Photogrammetry, Wounds and Injuries
Subjects: B800 Medical Technology
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 07:20
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 07:20
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2708

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