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Structural analysis of human proximal femur for the prediction of biomechanical strength in vitro: the locally adapted scaling vector method
Author(s): Roberto A. Monetti; Holger Boehm; Dirk Mueller; Ernst Rummeny; Thomas Link; Christoph Raeth
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Paper Abstract

We introduce an image structure analysis technique suitable in cases where anisotropy plays an important role. The so-called Locally Adapted Scaling Vector Method (LSVM) comprises two steps. First, a procedure to estimate the local main orientation at every point of the image is applied. These orientations are then incorporated in a structure characterization procedure. We apply this methodology to High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Images (HRMRI) of human proximal femoral specimens IN VITRO. We extract a 3D local texture measure to establish correlations with the biomechanical properties of bone specimens quantified via the bone maximum compressive strength. The purpose is to compare our results with the prediction of bone strength using similar isotropic texture measures, bone mineral density, and standard 2D morphometric parameters. Our findings suggest that anisotropic texture measures are superior in cases where directional properties are relevant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5747, Medical Imaging 2005: Image Processing, (29 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.594470
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Roberto A. Monetti, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Holger Boehm, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Dirk Mueller, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Ernst Rummeny, Technische Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Thomas Link, Univ. of California/San Francisico (United States)
Christoph Raeth, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5747:
Medical Imaging 2005: Image Processing
J. Michael Fitzpatrick; Joseph M. Reinhardt, Editor(s)

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