1. Prediction of scar size in rats six months after burns based on early post injury polarization-sensitive optical frequency domain imaging

    Prediction of scar size in rats six months after burns based on early post injury polarization-sensitive optical frequency domain imaging

    Hypertrophic scars remain a major clinical problem in the rehabilitation of burn survivors and lead to physical, aesthetic, functional, psychological, and social stresses. Prediction of healing outcome and scar formation is critical for deciding on the best treatment plan. Both subjective and objective scales have been devised to assess scar severity. Whereas scales of the first type preclude cross-comparison between observers, those of the second type are based on imaging modalities that either lack the ability to image individual layers of the scar or only provide very limited fields of view. To overcome these deficiencies, this work aimed at developing ...

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