Visualize Bacteria in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with the MolecuLight i:X

Note: The MolecuLight i:XTM Imaging Device is available in Canada and the European Union. US FDA De Novo approval pending.

The MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device can visualize active extraction of bacteria via a negative pressure vacuum pump under the sealed wound dressing.

Image taken in Standard Imaging ModeTM showing NPWT (negative pressure wound therapy) on the wound
Image taken in Standard Imaging ModeTM showing NPWT (negative pressure wound therapy) on the wound
Image taken in Fluorescence Imaging ModeTM showing NPWT on the wound (presence of bacteria indicated by the red color)
Image taken in Fluorescence Imaging ModeTM
showing NPWT on the wound (presence of bacteria indicated by the red color)

Wound Etiology
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • 5 weeks post-surgery (pilonidal sinus excision)
Anatomical Location
  • Natal cleft
Patient Demographics
  • Female, 21 years old
General Challenges
  • Heavy bioburden
  • Difficult area to keep clean
  • Wound was not progressing prior to NPWT
General Care Paradigm
  • NPWT
  • Thorough cleaning guided with the MolecuLight i:X
Utility of the MolecuLight i:X
  • Patient education
  • Increased patient adherence
  • Guided cleaning
Images provided by Rose Raizman RN, Rouge Valley Health System, ON, Canada
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