Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition external wounds measured for length by width using a ruler
Treatments "gold standard" lxw manual ruler measurement technique, wmms imagereview software's lxw measurement technique, wmms imagereview software's visual external wound trace, wmms imagereview software's external wound trace overlay
Sponsor Wound Vision
Start date May 2013
End date December 2013
Trial size 50 participants
Trial identifier NCT01869439, WV12CL-0003 Revision 09

Summary

The purpose of this study is to test wounds found on the outside of the body surface with an investigational medical imaging device that collects visual pictures and thermal digital pictures of the wound site. The investigational device has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The medical imaging device is non-contacting and is non-radiating (delivers no energy to the body). It passively collects pictures (typical digital color photographs)and thermal pictures (black and white digital photographs of heat at the body surface.)

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Arm
(Experimental)
This is a single arm study of subjects who have an external wound that is currently measured for length and width using a ruler. A study subject may have up to 3 qualifying external wounds.
"gold standard" lxw manual ruler measurement technique
Currently, the "gold standard" LxW manual ruler measurement technique is used for measuring the area of an external wound. The LxW is measured by measuring the longest length (head to toe) times the widest width (perpendicular to the length).
wmms imagereview software's lxw measurement technique
This software measurement technique is part of tthe WMMS and also measures the external wound LxW by the longest length (head to toe) times the widest width (perpendicular to the longest length).
wmms imagereview software's visual external wound trace
This is a measurement technique of the ImageReview software that enables the user to trace the perimeter edge of the wound's visual image.
wmms imagereview software's external wound trace overlay
This measurement technique is a feature of the WMMS, utilizing the visual external wound trace and overlaying it onto the thermal wound site. From the thermal overlay, variation data such as the differences in the thermal intensities (gradiency), mean, and the mode of the thermal wound bed can be measured.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Area (cm squared) of the external wound utilizing the WMMS ImageReview length by width software measurements
time frame: During every wound assessment at the initial study visit (baseline)
Area (cm squared) of the external wound utilizing the WMMS ImageReview length by width software measurements
time frame: During every wound assessment at a second study visit (optional), with the interval between the initial wound assessment no less than 48 hours and no more than 4 weeks.
Area (cm squared) of the external wound utilizing the WMMS ImageReview length by width software measurements
time frame: During every wound assessment at a third study visit (optional), with the interval between the second wound assessment no less than 48 hours and no more than 4 weeks.
Area (cm squared) of the external wound utilizing the WMMS ImageReview length by width software measurements
time frame: During every wound assessment at a fourth study visit (optional), with the interval between the third wound assessment no less than 48 hours and no more than 4 weeks
Area (cm squared) of the external wound utilizing the current "gold standard" manual ruler length by width measurements
time frame: During every wound assessment at the initial study visit
Area (cm squared) of the external wound utilizing the current "gold standard" manual ruler length by width measurements
time frame: During every wound assessment at a second study visit (optional), with the interval between the initial wound assessment no less than 48 hours and no more than 4 weeks
Area (cm squared) of the external wound utilizing the current "gold standard" manual ruler length by width measurements
time frame: During every wound assessment at a third study visit (optional), with the interval between the second wound assessment no less than 48 hours and no more than 4 weeks.
Area (cm squared) of the external wound utilizing the current "gold standard" manual ruler length by width measurements
time frame: During every wound assessment at a fourth study visit (optional), with the interval between the third wound assessment no less than 48 hours and no more than 4 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Quantify difference in the thermal intensity (gradiency)of the thermal external wound as identified by the WMMS ImageReview "External Wound Trace Overlay"
time frame: During every wound assessment at the initial study visit
Quantify difference in the thermal intensity (gradiency)of the thermal external wound as identified by the WMMS ImageReview "External Wound Trace Overlay"
time frame: During every wound assessment at a second study visit (optional), with the interval between the initial wound assessment no less than 48 hours and no more than 4 weeks
Quantify difference in the thermal intensity (gradiency)of the thermal external wound as identified by the WMMS ImageReview "External Wound Trace Overlay"
time frame: During every wound assessment at a third study visit (optional), with the interval between the second wound assessment no less than 48 hours and no more than 4 weeks
Quantify difference in the thermal intensity (gradiency)of the thermal external wound as identified by the WMMS ImageReview "External Wound Trace Overlay"
time frame: During every wound assessment at a fourth study visit (optional), with the interval between the third wound assessment no less than 48 hours and no more than 4 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Age 18 or greater, of either gender and of any ethnic background - Able to tolerate position changes and turns for up to 10 minutes comfortably - Have an existing external wound that is currently measured for length and width using a ruler - The protocol will allow imaging up to 3 external wounds per subject - The 3 external wounds must be in separate body locations (ex: one on the right heel, one on the left heel, and the other on the sacrum). - Have qualifying external wound sites: - External wounds whose external wound site fits entirely within the field of view and do not wrap around a body edge. - No device or treatment will obscure the external wound site Exclusion Criteria: - Neonatal and pediatric patients - Pregnant women - Cannot tolerate position changes for up to 10 minutes comfortably (per external wound site imaged) - Cannot be positioned so images can be taken at approximately 90 degrees perpendicular and 18 inches away from the external wound site - On therapies or treatments which cannot be safely suspended long enough to conduct an imaging session as determined by facility policy - Have external wound dressing or medical device which cannot or should not be removed as determined by site investigator - Have an external wound with excessive or heavy exudate that cannot be controlled during the imaging session. Excessive drainage can obscure external wound features - Have complex external wound site(s): - The external wound wraps around a body edge or otherwise cannot be imaged entirely within the visual field of view - From visual assessment the existing external wound cannot be clearly distinguished from other conditions at the external wound site (e.g. break down or the deterioration of the surrounding body surfaces due to other conditions such as cancer or other types of wounds makes determining the edge of the external wound impossible) - Have not provided signed informed consent - Non-English speaking

Additional Information

Official title Utilizing Visual and Thermal Images for the Measuring and Monitoring of External Wounds
Principal investigator V. Chowdry Pinnamaneni, M.D.
Description This prospective study utilizes the WoundVision Wound Measuring and Monitoring System (WMMS) to study external wounds, which can currently be measured for length by width using a ruler. WMMS operates by taking simultaneous visual and thermal images of the external wound site and the associated body surface. These images are evaluated by utilizing the WMMS ImageReview measuring and monitoring software. WMMS ImageReview software allows for LxW (length by width) and surface area (cm squared),as well as perimeter (cm) external wound measurements of the visual image. WMMS ImageReview software also allows for the display of thermal intensity variation data for the associated body surface of the corresponding thermal image. This study is primarily designed to utilize the Coefficients of Individual Agreement (CIA)as a means of establishing the equivalence of area measurements utilizing the WMMS ImageReview software LxW technique and the current "gold standard" LxW manual ruler technique. A secondary objective measures the thermal intensity variation data of the external wound bed by overlaying the corresponding "Visual External Wound Trace"from the visual image onto the thermal wound bed.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2014.
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