Today, the assessment of burns is mostly based on the visual impressions of the attending physician, possibly supported by a color photography of the wound. The quantitative oxymetrie and the chemical information in the VNIR spectral range are not provided this way. However, these factors can supply important information for the assessment of a burn.

Using the TIVITA™ Tissue, a combination of visual information with the chemical information that are invisible to the human eye, is possible.

The following image depicts the perfusion of an 8-day-old skin graft after a tangential debridement of a deep burn. It shows an insufficient perfusion.

Perfusion of a skin graft, 8 days post tangential debridement

Perfusion of a skin graft, 8 days post tangential debridement