Detection of rheumatoid arthritis using infrared imaging

  title={Detection of rheumatoid arthritis using infrared imaging},
  author={Monique Frize and Cynthia Ad{\'e}a and Pierre Payeur and Gina Di Primio and Jacob Karsh and Abiola Ogungbemile},
  booktitle={Medical Imaging: Image Processing},
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in joints; it is difficult to diagnose in early stages. An early diagnosis and treatment can delay the onset of severe disability. Infrared (IR) imaging offers a potential approach to detect changes in degree of inflammation. In 18 normal subjects and 13 patients diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), thermal images were collected from joints of hands, wrists, palms, and knees… CONTINUE READING


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