Imaging study tracks blood flow in injured hands

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In cases of frostbite or injuries to an extremity, imaging can offer information on circulation and the impact of treatment. Now, researchers in Baltimore are investigating whether indocyanine green laser angiography could replace Doppler tests or higher radiation imaging.

A study at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital’s Curtis National Hand Center is investigating images made with indocyanine green dye to assess blood flow, a technique that may prove more sensitive and safer than alternatives. For more on this research, follow the link from The Baltimore Sun below: