Faculty Advisor

Troy, Karen

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a significant and growing disease. Ultrasound (US) imaging provides an accessible method of imaging soft and hard tissue in the assessment of musculoskeletal morphology, particularly in screening for OA. The team created a device, protocol, and reconstruction software to acquire images of and measure the knee articular cartilage thickness, a proxy for joint space width. The resulting device can be used to detect and monitor progress of joint space narrowing. Using the device, the femoral articular cartilage thickness was measured with up to 5 mm of resolution as compared to that of the gold standard, MRI.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Interdisciplinary

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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