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The measurement of broadband ultrasonic attenuation in cancellous bone-a review of the science and technology

Langton, Christian M. & Njeh, Christopher F. (2008) The measurement of broadband ultrasonic attenuation in cancellous bone-a review of the science and technology. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 55(7), pp. 1546-1554.

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Abstract

The measurement of broadband ultrasonic attenuation (BUA) in cancellous bone at the calcaneus was first described in 1984. The assessment of osteoporosis by BUA has recently been recognized by Universities UK, within its EurekaUK book, as being one of the “100 discoveries and developments in UK Universities that have changed the world” over the past 50 years, covering the whole academic spectrum from the arts and humanities to science and technology. Indeed, BUA technique has been clinically validated and is utilized worldwide, with at least seven commercial systems providing calcaneal BUA measurement. However, a fundamental understanding of the dependence of BUA upon the material and structural properties of cancellous bone is still lacking. This review aims to provide a science- and technology-orientated perspective on the application of BUA to the medical disease of osteoporosis.

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ID Code: 28232
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: osteoporosis, cancellous bone, BUA, Broadband Ultrasonic Attenuation
DOI: 10.1109/TUFFC.2008.831
ISSN: 0885-3010
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Medical Physics (029903)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques (029904)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 IEEE
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Deposited On: 27 Oct 2009 10:17
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