On estimating the directionality distribution in pedicle trabecular bone from micro-CT images

  title={On estimating the directionality distribution in pedicle trabecular bone from micro-CT images},
  author={Catherine M Gdyczynski and Amir Manbachi and SayedMasoud Hashemi and Bahman Lashkari and R. S. C. Cobbold},
  journal={Physiological Measurement},
  pages={2415 - 2428}
Our interest in the trabecular alignment within bone stems from the need to better understand the manner in which it can affect ultrasound propagation, particularly in pedicles. Within long bones it is well established that trabecular structures are aligned in an organized manner associated with the direction of load distribution; however, for smaller bones there are limited alignment studies. To investigate the directionality distribution in a quantitative manner we used a micro-CT to obtain… 

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  • Ahmet ÇetinD. Bircan
  • Engineering
    Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine
  • 2021
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