Case Study: Seeing past the burns

Case Study

You have been burned. The pain is intense and you begin to wonder how serious the long-term damage will be. Will you need surgery? Will you have scars? The key to answering these questions is assessing how deep the burn is. Initial estimates by clinicians are accurate in around two thirds of cases, leading some people to have surgery they do not need while others wait longer than necessary for intervention. But a clever new technology has the power to change this.