Computer-Assisted Diagnostics for Burns | ISAC

The project is a collaboration between ISAC members and colleagues from other research groups at the Department of Global Public Health and from other universities in Sweden (Uppsala University), Finland (University of Helsinki) and South Africa (Stellenbosch University and University of Kwa-Zulu Natal).

An alternative manner to remotely assist in acute burn diagnostic and management decisions is through the use of modern computer vision algorithms or computer-assisted diagnosis (CAD). Should the approach prove to be feasible and accurate, it could benefit not only junior clinicians in specialised units but even those in primary and emergency care services where less severe – but not less challenging – burns are managed.

Grant from the Swedish Research Council (2017-2019).

Burn Cad
Burn CAD.


The aim of this project is to develop such a CAD system for acute burns, and to assess its acceptance and trust among clinical staff in a diversity of health care settings.

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