Case Studies

In Skin Flap Applications, SFDI…

  • Enables early detection of vascular occlusion.
  • Quantifies sensitivity to partial flap occlusion.
  • Observes changes to flaps earlier than visual perception.
  • Correlates well with FDA-cleared devices.
  • Has been tested in clinical flap surgeries.

In Burn Applications, SFDI…

  • Shows promise as a new tool for assessing burn severity.
  • Immediately and accurately estimates burn depth and extent when compared to gold standard methods.
  • Can be combined with laser-based techniques for assessing blood flow.
  • Differentiates superficial and deep partial-thickness burns.

For Skin Characterization, SFDI…

  • Enhances skin research when combined with microscopic tools.
  • Quantifies the effects of laser treatments on vascular birthmarks.

In Foundational Research, SFDI…

  • Was first demonstrated as a novel method to measure and depth-resolve optical properties.
  • Is thoroughly characterized in a seminal paper.
  • Has been the subject of a comprehensive review.
  • SFDI hardware was developed commercially by Modulated Imaging and systematically evaluated at Dartmouth College.
  • Is compatible with data acquisition over complex 3D surfaces.
  • Enables quantitative measurements of tissue fluorescence.
  • Can be used for tomographic 3D imaging.