Noninvasive prediction of vertebral body compressive strength using nonlinear finite element method and an image based technique.

@article{Zeinali2010NoninvasivePO,
  title={Noninvasive prediction of vertebral body compressive strength using nonlinear finite element method and an image based technique.},
  author={Ahad Zeinali and Bijan Hashemi and Shahram Akhlaghpoor},
  journal={Physica medica : PM : an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology : official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          88-97
        }
}
Noninvasive prediction of vertebral body strength under compressive loading condition is a valuable tool for the assessment of clinical fractures. This paper presents an effective specimen-specific approach for noninvasive prediction of human vertebral strength using a nonlinear finite element (FE) model and an image based parameter based on the quantitative computed tomography (QCT). Nine thoracolumbar vertebrae excised from three cadavers with an average age of 42 years old were used as the… CONTINUE READING
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