Assessment of Finger Joint Inflammation by Diffuse Optical Tomography

Andreas H. Hielscher, Alexander D. Klose, Alexander K. Scheel, Marina Backhaus, Uwe J. Netz, Jürgen Beuthan

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics, ECBO 2003
    PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
    Pages46-54
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
    StatePublished - 2003
    EventEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics, ECBO 2003 - Munich, Germany
    Duration: Jun 22 2003 → …

    Publication series

    NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics, ECBO 2003
    Country/TerritoryGermany
    CityMunich
    Period6/22/03 → …

    Keywords

    • joint imaging
    • Optical tomography
    • rheumatoid arthritis
    • transport theory

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Mechanics of Materials

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