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Three-dimensional diffuse optical tomography of osteoarthritis: a study of 38 finger joints
Author(s): Qizhi Zhang; Zhen Yuan; Eric S. Sobel; Huabei Jiang
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Paper Abstract

Our previous work has shown that near-infrared diffuse optical tomography has the potential to be a clinical tool in diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Here we report a study of 38 joints from 38 females, including 20 OA and 18 healthy joints. The quantitative results obtained show that there exists clear difference between OA and healthy joints in terms of the ratio of optical properties of the joint soft tissues to that of the associated bone. Statistic analysis of these clinical data is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7166, Optics in Bone Biology and Diagnostics, 71660K (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809495
Show Author Affiliations
Qizhi Zhang, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Zhen Yuan, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Eric S. Sobel, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Huabei Jiang, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7166:
Optics in Bone Biology and Diagnostics
Andreas Mandelis, Editor(s)

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