Pomona, Calif. (PRWEB) April 16, 2013
The Limb Preservation Center at Western University of Health Sciences is set to open April 19, 2013, providing a unique collaborative care environment that brings together specialists from a broad range of health sciences to comprehensively diagnose and treat patients throughout the Patient Care Center’s seven sub-centers.
Among the many state-of-the-art diagnostic tools in the Center will be Novadaq Technologies’ LUNA™ Fluorescence Angiography System, which provides real-time imaging and clinically-relevant information to clinicians, enabling visually assessment of tissue perfusion in diabetic foot ulcers and non-healing wounds.
Novadaq provides clinically relevant fluorescence imaging products for use during surgery. Novadaq’s core SPY® technology enables visualization of vascular blood flow and tissue perfusion. Use of SPY has been shown to contribute to fewer postoperative complications.
Novadaq gifted the system to WesternU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and its Founding Dean Lawrence B. Harkless, DPM, when he received the 2013 Edward James Olmos Award for Advocacy in Amputation Prevention at the DFCon Global Diabetic Foot Conference in March 2013.
“This will provide technology that will help us in the clinical care of our patients,” Harkless said.
About Western University of Health Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences (http://www.westernu.edu), located in Pomona, Calif. and Lebanon, Ore., is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in biomedical sciences, dental medicine, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. The Chronicle of Higher Education named WesternU a 2012 Great College to Work For.