SnapshotNIR provides medical professionals valuable insight into the ongoing healing process when assessing and treating chronic wounds. Chronic wounds (commonly seen as complications of diabetes, immobilization, and circulatory problems) are difficult to treat, cost healthcare systems billions of dollars each year and greatly affect patient quality of life. In severe cases, these types of wounds can lead to limb amputation.
In order for a wound to heal, adequate blood flow and oxygen saturation at the wound site itself is necessary. When clinicians determine the course of treatment for a chronic wound, tissue perfusion and blood flow are key factors. SnapshotNIR is non-invasive and is able to rapidly provide images of oxygen saturation within the wound bed, which is not possible with technologies that require skin contact.
In the Clinic
Using SnapshotNIR, we can quantify tissue oxygen saturation directly by determining the ratio of oxygenated to deoxygenated hemoglobin. Because the data can be collected in less than a second, the device can help to quantify the effect of our treatments, and allow us to easily monitor the patient's condition on a regular basis.-
The oxygen saturation images provided by the SnapshotNIR can help clinicians distinguish between wounds that are sufficiently oxygenated and will heal over time, and those which are not sufficiently oxygenated and will require more aggressive treatments in order to heal. SnapshotNIR aids medical professionals in delivering the best treatment plan by providing an understanding of the wound’s oxygenation status, and convenient tracking of changes in the wound.
Tissue Viability Imaging
Portable for All Points of Care
|Rapid Assessment: Quickly and easily assess the wound bed and surrounding tissue without the use of dyes or patient contact.|
|Wound Debridement: Clearly identify non-viable tissue in and around the wound bed. Repeat imaging as needed to confirm graft survival.|
|Patient Compliance: Share images with patients to provide a visualization of treatment progress. Encourage patients through treatment and therapy.|
|Perioperative Use: Track and compare the same patient throughout their care. Assess patients from the E.R., clinic, preoperative planning, intraoperative assessment, postoperative surveillance, acute and long term care setting.|
|Monitoring and Tracking of Wounds: Ability to assess dehisced, chronic, or slow healing wounds in conjunction with hyperbarics or other treatments without the need for injections or patient contact.|