The MolecuLight i:X Wound Imaging Device allows clinicians to quickly, safely, and easily visualize bacteria2 and measure wounds7 at the point of care, so they have maximum insights for accurate treatment selection and accelerated healing.
Intended Use & Indication for Use
The MolecuLight i:X is intended for use as a handheld imaging tool that allows clinicians diagnosing and treating skin wounds, at the point of care, to:
(i) View and digitally record images of a wound,
(ii) Measure and digitally record the size of a wound, and
(iii) View and digitally record images of fluorescence emitted from a wound when exposed to an excitation light.
The fluorescence image, when used in combination with clinical signs and symptoms, has been shown to increase the likelihood that clinicians can identify wounds containing bacterial loads >104 CFU per gram as compared to examination of clinical signs and symptoms alone.
• The MolecuLight i:X device should not be used to rule-out the presence of bacteria in a wound.
• The MolecuLight i:X does not diagnose or treat skin wounds.
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DaCosta RS, Kulbatski I, Lindvere-Teene L, Starr D, Blackmore K, Silver JI, Opoku J, Wu YC, Medeiros PJ, Xu W, Xu L, Wilson BC, Rosen C, Linden R. Point-of-care autofluorescence imaging for real-time sampling and treatment guidance of bioburden in chronic wounds: first-in-human results. PLOS ONE, 2015, 10(2). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116623.
Ottolino-Perry K, Chamma E, Blackmore KM, Lindvere-Teene L, Starr D, Tapang K, Rosen CF, Pitcher B, Panzarella T, Linden R, DaCosta RS. Improved detection of clinically relevant wound bacteria using autofluorescence image-guided sampling in diabetic foot ulcers. International Wound Journal, 2017, 14(5), 833-841. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12717.
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Raizman R. Point-of-care fluorescence imaging device guides care and patient education in obese patients with surgical site infections. Presented at CAWC 2016. Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Association of Wound Care Conference; 2016 Nov 3-6, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.
Jeffery S. Utility of point-of-care autofluorescence imaging device in successful closure of major limb amputations – a case study. Presented at MHSRS 2016. Proceedings of the Military Health System Research Symposium; 2016 Aug 15-18; Kissimmee, FL, USA.
Dunham D, Teene L. Objective wound measurement software on a point-of-care, hand-held fluorescence imaging device: verification of measurement accuracy and repeatability. Presented at EWMA 2018. Proceedings of the Annual European Wound Management Association Conference; 2018 May 9-11; Krakow, Poland.
Wu YC, Kulbatski I, Medeiros PJ, Maeda A, Bu J, Xu L, Chen Y, DaCosta RS. Autofluorescence imaging device for real-time detection and tracking of pathogenic bacteria in a mouse skin wound model: preclinical feasibility studies. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2014, 19(8). doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.8.085002.
Raizman R, DaCosta RS. Handheld real-time fluorescence imaging of bacteria guides treatment selection and timing of dressing changes in inpatients undergoing negative pressure wound therapy. Presented at IWH 2016. Proceedings of the Innovations in Wound Healing Conference; 2016 Dec 8-11, Key Largo, FL, USA.
Landis S, Rennie MY, Blumenthal E, Jeffery S. Use of fluorescence imaging in visualizing bacteria in chronic ulcers and traumatic soft tissue damage. Presented at AMSUS 2016. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Federal Health Professionals; 2016 Nov 29-Dec 2; National Harbor, MD, USA.
Landis S. Mapping venous ulcers using bacterial autofluorescence (BAF) to identify subgroups at risk of infection post debridement. Presented at CAWC 2016. Proceedings of the Annual Canadian Association of Wound Care Conference; 2016 Nov 3-6, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.
Hill R, Douglas JJ. Effect of bacterial fluorescence imaging on patient care and wound management in a hospital setting: a pilot study. Presented at SAWC Spring 2017. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care; 2017 Apr 5-9; San Diego, CA, USA.
Hill R, Douglas JJ. Real-time bacterial fluorescence imaging guides antimicrobial stewardship in patients with diverse wounds. Presented at SAWC Spring 2017. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care; 2017 Apr 5-9; San Diego, CA, USA.
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Raizman R. Fluorescence imaging positively predicts bacterial presence and guides wound cleaning and patient education in a series of pilonidal sinus patients. Presented at Wounds UK 2016. Proceedings of the Annual Wounds UK Conference; 2016 Nov 14-16; Harrogate, UK.