Ultrasonic bone assessment in Tursiops truncatus a proposed means for monitoring marine ecosystem health

@article{Powell2015UltrasonicBA,
  title={Ultrasonic bone assessment in Tursiops truncatus a proposed means for monitoring marine ecosystem health},
  author={J. Powell and Gangming Luo and Jonathan J. Kaufman},
  journal={2015 6th European Symposium on Ultrasonic Characterization of Bone},
  year={2015},
  pages={1-4}
}
In order to circumvent limitations in traditional radiographic bone density assessment, a custom quantitative ultrasound device and protocols were developed for assessment of live bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. In laboratory measurements on disarticulated pectoral flippers collected post-mortem, a strong correlation was established between bone… CONTINUE READING