Title

Repositioning of the Region of Interest in the Radius of the Growing Child in Follow-Up Measurements by pQCT

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

This chapter is from the book Advanced Bioimaging Technologies in Assessment of the Quality of Bone and Scaffold Materials, which provides a perspective on the current status of bioimaging technologies developed to assess the quality of musculoskeletal tissue with an emphasis on bone and cartilage. It offers evaluations of scaffold biomaterials developed for enhancing the repair of musculoskeletal tissues. These bioimaging techniques include micro-CT, nano-CT, pQCT/QCT, MRI, and ultrasound, which provide not only 2-D and 3-D images of the related organs or tissues, but also quantifications of the relevant parameters. The advance bioimaging technologies developed for the above applications are also extended by incorporating imaging contrast-enhancement materials. Thus, this book will provide a unique platform for multidisciplinary collaborations in education and joint R&D among various professions, including biomedical engineering, biomaterials, and basic and clinical medicine.

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