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15 October 2003 Assessment of finger joint inflammation by diffuse optical tomography
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Inflammatory processes as they occur during rheumatoid arthritis (RA) lead to changes in the optical properties of joint tissues and fluids. These changes occur early on in the disease process and can potentially be used as diagnostic parameter. In this work we report on in vivo studies involving 12 human subjects, which show the potential of diffuse optical tomographic techniques for the diagnosis of inflammatory processes in proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints.
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Andreas H Hielscher, Alexander D Klose, Alexander K. Scheel, Marina Backhaus, Uwe J Netz, and Juergen Beuthan "Assessment of finger joint inflammation by diffuse optical tomography", Proc. SPIE 5138, Photon Migration and Diffuse-Light Imaging, (15 October 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.500770
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