Using MRI for the imaging of long bones: first experiences

Schmutz, Beat, Volp, Andrew, Momot, Konstantin, Pearcy, Mark J., & Schuetz, Michael (2008) Using MRI for the imaging of long bones: first experiences. Journal of Biomechanics, 41(S1), S188-S188.

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Many applications in medical research and development require virtual three dimensional (3D) models of bones. The current gold standard for the acquisition of such data is Computer Tomography (CT) scanning. Due to the amount of radiation involved, CT scanning is generally limited to the imaging of clinical cases and cadaver specimens [Messmer, 2007].

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is not routinely used for the imaging of bones because of difficulties in precise segmentation between bone and certain soft tissue types as well as higher costs compared to CT. As MRI does not involve ionising radiation it is ideally suited for the imaging of volunteers, who can be recruited according to study specific requirements.

This study aimed to develop a MRI scanning protocol suitable to image the legs of volunteers and to provide an initial validation of the geometrical accuracy of the reconstructed 3D models.

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ID Code: 15771
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Abstracts of the 16th Congress, European Society of Biomechanics. For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: MRI, long bone surface geometry, orthopaedic prostesis development
DOI: 10.1016/S0021-9290(08)70188-X
ISSN: 0021-9290
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified (090399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:07

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