Point-of-care 3D body-mapping for determining total body surface area of severely burned patients

Julia Loegering, Kevin Krause, Jesse Ahlquist, Kevin Webb, Karen Xu, Nam Tran, David Greenhalgh, Tina Palmieri

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Abstract

Total body surface area (TBSA) is a critical biometric for accurate body fluid restoration and drug dosing in medical treatments. However, current clinical equation calculations of TBSA are highly inaccurate, resulting in error up to 25%. Within burn care, this error leads to misinformed fluid resuscitation that result in increased medical complications. Our team sought to combine recently developed mathematical equations that are clinically unutilized with 3D scanning methods to better the accuracy of TBSA calculations in treatment. To bridge the gap between modern TBSA equations and the clinic, we developed an algorithm that indexes an equation best suited to a patient according to inputs such as age, height and weight. For patients that cannot be matched to an appropriate equation, our team developed a time-of-flight scanning protocol to capture 3D models of the human body. From these models, TBSA can be extrapolated finite analysis deconstruction and image processing tools. Our scanning device reduced error of TBSA to an average of 4% across all scanned subjects and it proved to be one of the first 3D scanning devices compatible to the clinic workflow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages111-114
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728138121
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019 - Bethesda, United States
Duration: Nov 20 2019Nov 22 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019
CountryUnited States
CityBethesda
Period11/20/1911/22/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Instrumentation
  • Health(social science)

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    Loegering, J., Krause, K., Ahlquist, J., Webb, K., Xu, K., Tran, N., Greenhalgh, D., & Palmieri, T. (2019). Point-of-care 3D body-mapping for determining total body surface area of severely burned patients. In 2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019 (pp. 111-114). [8962792] (2019 IEEE Healthcare Innovations and Point of Care Technologies, HI-POCT 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HI-POCT45284.2019.8962792