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Table 5 Comparison of surface topography measuring devices in terms of parameter measured, reliability, correlation with clinical score and cost

From: A systematic review of objective burn scar measurements

Device Company Parameter Intra-rater reliability Inter-rater reliability Correlation with clinical score Cost Portability References
PRIMOS GFMesstechnik Surface roughness (PC, Sa, Sz) ICC of PC = 0.97, Sa = 0.99, Sz = 0.98 ICC of PC = 0.9, Sa = 0.96, Sz = 0.94 Correlation with POSAS: r = 0.617 (p < 0.001) £17,000–£14,000 Yes Bloemen et al. 2011 [129].
Visioscan VC 98 Courage + Khazaka Skin parameters (Sesm, Ser, Sesc, Sew) Not been used in scars Not been used in scars Not been used in scars £5000–£10,000 Yes N/a
Eykona 3D camera Fuel 3D Not been used in scars Not been used in scars Not been used in scars Not been used in scars <£5000 Yes N/a
Lifeviz Micro Quantificare Surface Irregularity No data No data Performed better than subjective visual assessment £10,000–£15,000 Yes Lumenta et al. 2011 [76].
  1. PRIMOS = Phaseshift Rapid In Vivo Measurement Of the Skin; ICC = intra-class correlation coefficient; PC = peak count; Sa = mean surface area roughness; Sz = mean of five highest peaks and five deepest valleys; POSAS = Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale