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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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