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High Tech Treatment for Arthritis
to 7 EyewitnessNews, research is being carried out on a
new high tech method of gauging arthritis.
At this stage the research is being
carried out on patients with
Juvenile Arthritis at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburg.
The technique uses a thermal camera to
"measure the pattern of the
skin's temperature. Patients with arthritis have higher
temperatures or 'more red' around the joints.
camera takes a 3D snapshot of just part of the wrist to
get a better look at the joint. Even the smallest changes are
Doctors consider that early detection will
help to prevent long
term damage to the joints. The use of the cameras, it is hoped,
will provide more objective results and lead to more accurate
dosage of medications.
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