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Wound perimeter, area, and volume measurement based on laser 3D and color acquisition
Diaci, Janez (Author), Možina, Janez (Author), Jezeršek, Matija (Author), Pavlovčič, Urban (Author)

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Abstract
Wound measuring serves medical personnel as a tool to assess the effectiveness of a therapy and predict its outcome. Clinically used methods vary from measuring using rules and calipers to sophisticated methods, based on 3D measuring. Our method combines the added value of 3D measuring and well-known segmentation algorithms to enable volume calculation and achieve reliable and operator-independent analysis, as we demonstrate in the paper. Developed 3D measuring system is based on laser triangulation with simultaneous color acquisition. Wound shape analysis is based on the edge-determination, virtual healthy skin approximation over the wound and perimeter, area, and volume calculation. In order to validate the approach, eight operators analyzed four different wounds using proposed method. Measuring bias was assessed by comparing measured values with expected values on an artificially modeled set of wounds.

Language:English
Keywords:3D measurements, wound measurements, healing assessment, wound segmentation, laser triangulation
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FS - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Year:2015
Number of pages:f. 1-15
Numbering:Vol. 14
UDC:616-001:53.08(045)
ISSN on article:1475-925X
DOI:10.1186/s12938-015-0031-7 Link is opened in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:13973787 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:BioMedical engineering online
Shortened title:Biomed. eng. online
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1475-925X
COBISS.SI-ID:6029396 This link opens in a new window

Secondary language

Language:Slovenian
Keywords:tridimenzionalno merjenje, merjenje ran, ocenjevanje celjenja

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