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Figure 13: Example of the healing process of a chronic venous stasis ulcer of the lower leg under therapy with wIRA (Study Tromsø/Hillerød)

(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 in the thermographic image - taken after completion of the course of therapy - points to the place where the wound has been. Diameter of the red circles: 16 mm. (Study of the University of Tromsø/Norway and the Hospital in Hillerød/Denmark) (adapted from [3], [4], [23])