PMID: 3814965Feb 1, 1987Paper

Microwave thermography--an index of inflammatory joint disease

British Journal of Rheumatology
S FraserR D Sturrock

Abstract

Microwave thermography is a technique measuring microwave emission from sites of inflammation. Microwaves have a wavelength of around 10 cm and are therefore able to penetrate clinically useful depths of up to 4 cm directly measuring tissue thermal radiation. A microwave detector was applied to the study of joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis and in a normal control group. Fifty-two knees were scanned using the detector and a microwave thermographic index was calculated for each knee. A strong correlation was found between the microwave thermographic index, and the clinical and laboratory parameters measured. This technique was found to be reproducible, quick, simple to use at the bedside without a controlled environment and, since it measures internally emitted radiation, is inherently safe.

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