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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
REIS, Camila Letícia Dias dos et al. Evaluation of pressure ulcers area using the softwares Motic and AutoCAD®. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.65, n.2, pp.304-308. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672012000200016.
Pressure ulcer is a lesion that affects skin layers in some regions of the body and its healing can be followed up using image processing. The analysis of pressure ulcer area is relevant to evaluate its evolution and response to therapeutic procedures. Such areas can be evaluated through contour marking with the softwares Motic and AutoCAD®. In this study 35 volunteers computed areas from two grade III pressure ulcers using these instruments. It was possible to conclude that results are clinically equivalent and so can be considered to follow up healing evolution from pressure ulcers.
Keywords : Pressure ulcer; Photography; Software; Image processing, computer-assisted; Wound healing.