Automated assessment of wound pathology in clinical practice

Herbert Jelinek, M. Prinz, Harriet Farquhar, T. Wild

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Diabetes and its complications is increasing world-wide, making the identification and of disease progression and appropriate management increasingly difficult. Ulceration of the lower limb is a common complication of diabetes and requires careful assessment and follow-up of the wound characteristics. The lack of wound specialists and economic factors such as time to attend an appointment in metropolitan clinics as well as travel has led to the development of The Wound Healing Analysis Tool (WHAT). The program was tested on 16 images obtained at a podiatric health clinic and results compared to the clinical specialist. The program achieved 87% accuracy for this trial indicating that it may be a useful adjunct for initial screening of wounds and effectiveness of treatment outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage processing, biosignal processing, modelling and simulation, biomechanics
Place of PublicationGermany
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - Munich, Germany, Germany
Duration: 07 Sept 200912 Sept 2009


ConferenceWorld Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


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