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    Thermal Cameras Detect Rheumatoid Arthritis When Symptoms Are Absent

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    Thermal imaging could be an effective method for assessing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study performed at Staffordshire University.

    The study sought to determine whether RA patients without active inflammation in their hands exhibited different baseline thermographic patterns of the fingers and palms when compared to healthy individuals. Results of the study, carried out with 82 participants, demonstrated that both palm and finger temperature increased significantly in patients with RA.

    The RA patients were recruited upon confirmed absence of synovitis by clinical examination and musculoskeletal ultrasound. The researchers used a FLIR T630 thermal camera and followed the guidelines of the American Thermology…

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    Dec, 11 2019 |

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