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wound measurement, measurement precision, measurement accuracy, wound image measurement



  1. Langemo, Diane PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Spahn, James MD, FACS
  3. Spahn, Thomas MD, FACS
  4. Pinnamaneni, V. Chowdry MD


ABSTRACT: The study objective was to examine precision in wound measurement using a recently Food and Drug Administration-approved Scout (WoundVision, LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana) device to measure wound length (L) and width (W). Wound perimeter and a ruler measurement of L and W were also made. Images of 40 actual patient wounds were measured using the Scout device. All 3 techniques (length, width, perimeter) demonstrated acceptable within and between reader precision; however, the best precision was in wound perimeter measurement.