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Bone strength is a fundamental contributor to fracture risk, and with the recent development of in vivo 3D bone micro-architecture measurements by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography, the finite element (FE) analysis may provide a means to assess patient bone strength in the distal radius. The purpose of this study was to determine(More)
Quantitative cortical microarchitectural end points are important for understanding structure-function relations in the context of fracture risk and therapeutic efficacy. This technique study details new image-processing methods to automatically segment and directly quantify cortical density, geometry, and microarchitecture from HR-pQCT images of the distal(More)
In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to predict age-related changes in bone microarchitecture and strength at the distal radius (DR) and distal tibia (DT) in 644 Canadian adults (n = 442 women and 202 men) aged 20 to 99 years. We performed a standard morphologic analysis of the DR and DT with high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography(More)
Increases in cortical porosity (Ct.Po) and decreases in cortical thickness (Ct.Th) are associated with increased bone fragility. The purpose of this study was to validate an autosegmentation method for high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) scans to measure Ct.Po and Ct.Th and use it to compare Ct.Po and Ct.Th between pre- and(More)
If muscle force is a primary source for triggering bone adaptation, with disuse and reloading, bone changes should follow muscle changes. We examined the timing and magnitude of changes in muscle cross-sectional area (MCSA) and bone architecture in response to muscle inactivity following botulinum toxin (BTX) injection. We hypothesized that MCSA would(More)
Vertebral fractures may result in pain, loss of height, spinal instability, kyphotic deformity and ultimately increased morbidity. Fracture risk can be estimated by vertebral bone mineral density (BMD). However, vertebral fractures may be better defined by more selective methods that account for micro-architecture. Our aim was to quantify regional(More)
UNLABELLED Whole-body vibration training may improve bone quality through structural adaptation. We tested if 12 months of training affects bone structure in osteopenic postmenopausal women by using advanced 3-dimensional high-resolution imaging techniques. We found that whole-body vibration training did not improve bone structure compared to inactive(More)
The introduction of three-dimensional high-resolution peripheral in vivo quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) (XtremeCT, Scanco Medical, Switzerland; voxel size 82 microm) provides a new approach to monitor micro-architectural bone changes longitudinally. The accuracy of HR-pQCT for three important determinants of bone quality, including bone mineral(More)
The intensity of bone remodeling is a critical determinant of the decay of cortical and trabecular microstructure after menopause. Denosumab suppresses remodeling more than alendronate, leading to greater gains in areal bone mineral density (aBMD). These greater gains may reflect differing effects of each drug on bone microarchitecture and strength. In a(More)
A human high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography scanner (HR-pQCT) (XtremeCT, Scanco Medical, Switzerland) capable of measuring three important indicators of bone quality (micro-architectural morphology, mineralization and mechanical stiffness) has been developed. The goal of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility of male and(More)