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Use of Thermal and 3D Imaging to Quantify Arthritis

2014-07-23 21:11:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

One of the biggest challenges in caring for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is quantifying the degree of disease activity in any given joint. We have built a prototype device using well-established sensors to rapidly quantify surface swelling and heat in arthritic joints. The goal of our studies is to test the hypothesis that this Imager can improve the clinical assessment of arthritis.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Intervention

3D and thermal imaging

Location

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15224

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Pittsburgh

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:12-0400

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