Sean S. Kohles
Allen H. Hoffman
Denise W. Nicoletti
Peder C. Pedersen
"The goal of this thesis work has been to investigate improved diagnostic methods for both detecting osteoporosis and estimating fracture risk non-invasively, by assessing bone mass density (BMD) and bone microstructure. It evaluates new approaches for analyzing through-transmission ultrasound signals using coral samples as models for trabecular bone. The results of BUA, impulse response of coral samples and the angular decorrelation function of coral samples indicate that these ultrasound parameters may be useful in detecting changes in both bone mineral density (BMD) and the presence of dominant trabecular bone structure axis. "
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Sun, Yurong, "Ultrasound Characterization of Structure and Density of Coral as a Model for Trabecular Bone" (2000). Masters Theses (All Theses, All Years). 1202.
angular decorrelation function, impulse response, BUA, BMD, ultrasound, coral, trabecular bone, osteoporosis, Osteoporosis, Diagnosis, Bone densitometry, Ultrasonic imaging