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PODIATRIST USES WOUND IMAGING DEVICE

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University Hospitals' (UH) Ahuja Medical Center is the first clinical setting in Ohio using special technology to identify harmful bacteria, leading to healing for patients suffering from chronic wounds. Windy Cole, DPM, Medical Director of the UH Ahuja Wound Care Center, conducted research studies utilizing the MolecuLight i:X®. 

 

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Dr. Windy Cole

 

“A violet light is shone onto the area of the wound, and it excites bacteria on the surface,” Dr. Cole explained. “In real-time, different types of bacteria fluoresce different colors, so we can tell if and where tissues have certain bacteria levels. The i:X device can detect bacteria at loads that delay wound healing and go undetected with standard of care wound assessment. This means we’re now able to see what’s happening on and below the surface of these wounds, beyond the naked eye and before problems arise.”

 

Source: Kyle Cornell, WTAM [2/12/20] 


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News. 


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