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Assessment of finger joint inflammation by diffuse optical tomography
Author(s): Andreas H Hielscher; Alexander D Klose; Alexander K. Scheel; Marina Backhaus; Uwe J Netz; Juergen Beuthan
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Paper 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.

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Date Published: 15 October 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5138, Photon Migration and Diffuse-Light Imaging, (15 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500770
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Andreas H Hielscher, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Alexander D Klose, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Alexander K. Scheel, George-August-Univ. Goettingen (Germany)
Charite University Hospital , Berlin (Germany)
Marina Backhaus, Universitaetsklinikum Charite der Humboldt-Univ. zu Berlin (Germany)
Uwe J Netz, Institute for Medical Physics and Laser Medicine, Free Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Juergen Beuthan, Institute for Medical Physics and Laser Medicine, Free Univ. of Berlin (Germany)
Laser- und Medizin-Technology GmbH, Berlin, (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5138:
Photon Migration and Diffuse-Light Imaging
David A. Boas, Editor(s)

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