Biomechanical computed tomography—noninvasive bone strength analysis using clinical computed tomography scans

  title={Biomechanical computed tomography—noninvasive bone strength analysis using clinical computed tomography scans},
  author={Tony M. Keaveny},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • T. Keaveny
  • Published 1 April 2010
  • Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
The combination of finite element modeling, biomechanics, and clinical computed tomography (CT) scanning—biomechanical CT (BCT)—is a powerful research technique for noninvasive assessment of whole‐bone strength and is now being used in clinical research studies. Well supported by cadaver studies, the technique is providing substantial new insight into drug treatment effects, can show treatment effects earlier than dual‐energy X‐ray absorptiometry (DXA), and has shown greater sensitivity than… 

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