3DBODY.TECH 2018 - Paper 18.031

U. Pavlovcic et al., "3D Profilomer Combined with Hyperspectral Camera for Simplified Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnostics", in Proc. of 3DBODY.TECH 2018 - 9th Int. Conf. and Exh. on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 16-17 Oct. 2018, pp. 31-35, https://doi.org/10.15221/18.031.


3D Profilomer Combined with Hyperspectral Camera for Simplified Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnostics



1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia;
2 Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia;
3 Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease, which significantly impairs patient’s quality of life and ability to work. It has been proven that early diagnosis is of paramount importance, since early treatment has a higher likelihood for improving the course of the disease. Thus, the onset of the disease should be detected as early as possible. Changes in tissue oxygenation, blood concentration, light scattering and joint shape indicate joint inflammation, which could be detected and quantified using optical techniques. That is why a proposed system combines the hyperspectral imaging system and 3D profilometer. It enables measuring a spectrum of the reflected light from small joints with about 1 nm resolution, and a shape of the surface with a precision of about 0.02 mm × 0.13 mm × 0.02 mm. In this study a RA diagnostics prototype comprising of a hyperspectral imaging system and a 3D scanning system is used to aid the rheumatoid arthritis diagnostics.


Full paper: 18031pavlovcic.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBODY.TECH 2018, 16-17 Oct. 2018, Lugano, Switzerland
Pages: 31-35
DOI: 10.15221/18.031

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