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To my parents, for the values they have instilled in me, their faith in my abilities, and their constant encouragement and support in my educational endeavors. Acknowledgements I would rst and foremost like to acknowledge a tremendous debt of gratitude to my advisor Dr. Sargur N. Srihari for providing me with the opportunity to conduct this research, for(More)
The purpose of this study was to show how the difference in structure affects the mechanical properties of bone and if BUA or fractal analysis is able to detect these changes in mechanical properties. A total of 38 cancellous bone cubes were obtained from seven bovine tibiae (32 specimens) and one human tibia (6 specimens). BUA was measured in the(More)
Protecting humans against extreme environmental conditions requires a thorough understanding of the pathophysiological changes resulting from the exposure to those extreme conditions. Knowledge of the degree of medical risk associated with the exposure is of paramount importance in the design of effective prophylactic and therapeutic measures for space(More)
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