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Assessment of proximal finger joint inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, using a novel laser-based imaging technique.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Arthritis and rheumatism
Publication Date
Volume
46
Issue
5
Pages
1177–1184
Identifiers
PMID: 12115221
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The new laser-based imaging technique allows the transillumination of PIP joints and gives information about the inflammatory status of the joint after processing through a neural network. Our data indicate that laser imaging may provide additional information in the early diagnosis of an inflammatory joint process and may prove particularly useful in assessing acute joint inflammation at followup.

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