Bone's mechanical properties, as determined by microCT, are dependent on precise contour lines

C. Bosch, S. Lublinsky, S. Xu, E. Ozcivici, S. Judex

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MicroCT based finite element modeling of trabecular and cortical bone is an effective technique for determining bone's mechanical properties. It is unknown, however, to what degree the selection of the volume of interest by the user via contour lines affects bone morphology and mechanical properties. Therefore four bones were each set up with different contour lines and the results for mechanical and morphological parameters compared. As the results differed for the same bone up to 20 %, this study gets to the conclusion that an automatic script for drawing contour lines is the only way to get repeatable and comparable results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Engineering Innovations in Life Sciences and Healthcare, NEBC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1424410339, 9781424410330
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC - Stony Brook, NY, United States
Duration: 10 Mar 200711 Mar 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
ISSN (Print)1071-121X


Conference33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStony Brook, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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