Using ultrasound to catch osteoarthritis in early stages
Osteoarthritis Tissue Engineering Cartilage

Using ultrasound to catch osteoarthritis in early stages

Dr Maria Pastrama
Dr Maria Pastrama

Osteoarthritis, a currently irreversible condition is a real pain in the leg. And diagnosing it is a bit complicated. Researchers have discovered a method that is potentially faster, cheaper and safe for patients who had to avoid MRI scans and X-rays.

In 10 seconds? Ultrasound could soon be the way to spot osteoarthritis. Currently, we use it to see how organs or tissues deform in real-time. We found a way to track this change in cartilage too, which could help trace the damage that leads to this painful condition.

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