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Camera Scans for Arthritis

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A hyperspectral camera developed by the firm Norsk Elektro Optikk is being used to scan people’s hands to try to detect arthritis in its earliest stages.

Lise Randeberg, a professor in biomedical optics and photonics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, and her colleagues are studying small changes in light and color as a person’s hand is scanned by the camera to detect arthritis.

While the scans have to be interpreted to give accurate diagnoses, Randeberg and her colleagues are now developing computer models that can provide that information.

Scanning might also be able to differentiate between different types of arthritis.

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