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Infrared Imaging Diagnoses Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 11th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Medicine Diagnosing rheumatoid (RA) arthritis often involves subjective assessment of patient hands, X-rays, blood tests, and ultrasound imaging. Researchers at Birmingham University in the UK have now developed a system that they hope will offer a more objective way of diagnosing RA. Their system uses infrared spectroscopy and 3D imaging… Read More »

Medical News Today: Do people inherit rheumatoid arthritis?

While doctors do not fully understand what causes rheumatoid arthritis, they do know that having a family history of the disease increases a person’s risk of developing it. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which a person’s immune system attacks the fluid-filled linings of their joints. The result is inflammation and swelling that… Read More »