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The skull is distinguished from other parts of the skeleton by its composite construction. The sutures between bony elements provide for interstitial growth of the cranium, but at the same time they alter the transmission of stress and strain through the skull. Strain gages were bonded to the frontal and parietal bones of miniature pigs and across the(More)
The morphology of bony trabeculae can indicate the loading conditions that predominate near joint surfaces. This study reports principal orientation, anisotropy, thickness, separation and density of trabeculae in the mandibular condyle of pigs. Condyles from slaughterhouse pigs were serially sectioned anteroposteriorly (n = 4), mediolaterally (n = 5) or(More)
Most researchers agree that the primate temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is loaded compressively during function and that condylar position must play a role in mediating such loads. However, the precise nature of that role remains unclear. Using a pig model in this study, we attempted to analyze strain on the neck of the condyle during normal mastication and(More)
BACKGROUND Stereological analysis of trabecular bone structure may reveal information about regional variations in stress distribution, especially in areas like the zygomatic arch in which those variations are difficult to assess mechanically. This study investigates regional differences in trabecular orientation, thickness, and density in the zygomatic and(More)
In this paper, a novel reconstruction method is presented for Near Infrared (NIR) 2-D imaging to recover optical absorption coefficients from laboratory phantom data. The main body of this work validates a new generation of highly efficient reconstruction algorithms called " Globally Convergent Method " (GCM) based upon actual measurements taken from(More)
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