QNotes, Vol. 6, Issue 12
October 12 is World Arthritis Day, part of the week-long observance of Bone and Joint Week. According to the Bone and Joint Initiative USA, Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions are the second most common musculoskeletal disease among adults and is the most common cause of disability among adults in this country. It affects one in five adults in the United States, or an estimated 50 million people, including 300,000 children. These estimates are expected to continue to soar, reaching 67 million by 2030. The most common form of the more than 100 different rheumatic conditions that comprise arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA).
Qmetrics has supported researchers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and clinicians who are striving to gain a better understanding of arthritis while developing therapies to treat the condition. “We’ve been proud of the data and information our medical imaging technologies have been able to provide to the scientific and medical community who are committed to improving the lives of those with arthritis,” commented Edward Schreyer, CEO, Qmetrics. “Over the years we’ve contributed to studies helping to better understand the disease, and we will continue to do so.”
Some studies include:
- Can T2 predict who will develop ROA?: Data from the OAI
- Osteoarthritis pain prediction using X-ray features: Data from the OAI
Schreyer continues, “Qmetrics’ 3D software allows various looks at cartilage and arthritic disease progression. We feel these different views may help our partners gain a better understanding to help them with their work.”