Hand-held scanner for painless burns assessment:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A US team has developed a hand-held ultrasound device that could provide doctors with an easier and painless method for assessing the severity of a burn. The new scanner, which does not come into contact with the patient's skin, uses a computer to determine whether underlying blood vessels have been damaged following a burn. It is less cumbersome than current diagnostic equipment that also cause pain by touching the burn site, said one of the device's inventor's, Dr Joie Jones from the College of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, who plans to test it in large clinical studies.
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