Please refer to the selection of real case studies below (patient identities protected). They illustrate how laser Doppler images map tissue blood flow over burns, providing immediate predictions of healing times for all areas. Where available, clinical opinion is provided with a standard Lund and Browder chart, together with laser Doppler predictions, and final outcomes. In many cases, clinical opinion differs from the accurately interpreted laser Doppler prediction, illustrating the value of the LDI technique when clinical appearance is deceptive.
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Case Study 1 – Abdomen / Thigh – Paediatric Patient
Date of Birth:
1 Jan 2001 (Age: 2)
Time Post Burn:
58:56 hrs (Day 2 Post Burn)
scald - water/drink
37.2 x 37.2 (cm x cm)
Extensive deep dermal and full thickness wounds were diagnosed and surgery for these was scheduled pending LDI scans.
Clinical Assessment (L&B)
The Lund and Browder chart recorded an initial clinical opinion for surgical treatment of abdomen and both thighs. The regions appear deep 2nd degree and full thickness.
Moor Burn Image
moorLDI2-BI shows high flow (HP14) on the abdomen and right thigh (except for a few regions of slightly lower flow, HP14-21) indicating a good healing potential. The left thigh shows low flow (HP>21) within the burn area indicating no healing within 21 days. The clinical decision was to treat the left thigh surgically and the remainder of the other burn areas conservatively.
Burn Wound Outcome
All areas treated conservatively healed well by day 23. The need for surgery of the upper left thigh was indicated by the moorLDI2-BI. This was confirmed by biopsy, the results of which showed full thickness burn within this area.