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Figure 3: Example of a healing process of a chronic venous stasis ulcer of the lower leg under therapy with wIRA

(28 times 30 minutes irradiation with water-filtered infrared-A (wIRA) and visible light (VIS) within 52 days = approximately 7 weeks) with normal view, thermographic image, and temperature profile across the ulcer, in each case to the left before therapy and to the right after completion of the course of therapy. The arrow and the long arm of the piece of wire in the thermography image point to the place where the wound has been. Diameter of the red circles: 16 mm. (Study of the University Tromsø/Norway and the Hospital in Hillerød/Denmark) (adapted from [5], [2])