A comparison between laser-doppler imaging and colorimetry in the assessment of scarring: "A pilot study"

W. Peeters*, M. Anthonissen, A. Deliaert, R.R.W.J. van der Hulst, E. van den Kerckhove

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    BACKGROUND: This cross-sectional pilot-study investigated the reproducibility of the LDI (Moor-LDI-B2; Moor Instruments) and the chromameter (Minolta chromameter CR-300) when used in scar assessment. METHODS: Twenty-seven scars in 14 subjects were included between January and June 2003. One observer performed two times both measurements with 10 min apart. The intra-observer agreement is quantified by means of the intra-class correlations (ICC) and the standard errors of measurement (SEM) for both the LDI and the chromameter. RESULTS: Ignoring one outlier, the ICC of the LDI = 0.856 and the SEM = 34.56. The chromameter shows a better reproducibility with an ICC of 0.93 and a SEM of 0.79. CONCLUSION: This pilot-study with a limited number of measurements shows a moderate reproducibility of the LDI compared to the chromameter measurements, in the assessment of respectively flux and redness in scars.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)188-191
    Number of pages4
    JournalSkin Research and Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - May 2012


    • scar
    • laser doppler imaging
    • chromameter
    • colorimeter

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