SnapshotNIR featured in interview with Dr. Windy Cole on the Wound Care Learning Network

Curious how SnapshotNIR fits the theragnostic definition? Or how SnapshotNIR can be used as a non-invasive vascular assessment to improve delivery of quality care? Or how this new and novel technology is being used in clinical research and private practice? The Wound Care Learning Network chatted with Dr. Windy Cole, DPM, Adjunct Professor and Director of Wound Care Research at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, to answer these questions based on her experience using the device.

For answers, watch the video spotlight on SnapshotNIR here.


SnapshotNIR Used to Identify Patterns of StO2 in Wound Healing

In a retrospective study published in Wounds (October 2020), Adam Landsman, DPM, PHD, set out to identify if distinct patterns of tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) in the wound and periwound tissues are associated with wound healing. Using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), 25 patients with diabetic foot ulcers or venous leg ulcers were imaged throughout their course of therapy. Retrospectively, the images were analzed for common patterns in StO2 that may predict whether or not a wound would heal.

Read the full article, Visualization of Wound Healing Progression with Near Infrared Spectroscopy: A Retrospective Study, to learn more about Dr. Landsman’s findings, including the four stages identified as H.I.N.T.