Accession Number:

ADA409699

Title:

Bone Mechanical Strength Estimation from Micro X-ray CT Image

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TOKYO UNIV (JAPAN) GRADUATE SCHOOL OF FRONTIER SCIENCES

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Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Quality Of Life in old ages has received much attention, Fracture of bones is seriously related to the QOL and is mainly caused by osteoporosis in old ages, BMD Bone Mineral Density, an index to evaluate the mechanical strength of the bone, does not always reflect the strength, On the other hand, micro X-ray CT has revealed the inner structure of bone, Under such circumstances, an image compression technique was employed to find a better index for the evaluation, MRA Multi Resolution Analysis and a measure for the subband images are popular in the technique, In this study, the MRA with Harr functions and the power spectra of the subband images were employed, A linear estimation with the power spectra was performed to estimate the strength, To evaluate this method, the micro X-ray CT imaging and a destructive test of rat lumber vertebras were performed, The newly determined index is higher correlated to the bone mechanical strength than the BMD, Situation of human bone may not be so different from the rat bones, This method may be, therefore, beneficial to estimating the bone mechanical strength,

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE