Orthopedic Image Analysis

Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis image analysis research is yet another focus area of IIBI. Architecture and biomechanics of osteoporotic bone, cartilage morphometrics, and overall orthopedic biomechanics are studies from a variety of imaging modalitries, including MR, CT, and ultrasound.

Orthopedic image analysis at IIBI:

Saha team

  • Projects
    • Characterization of trabecular bone plate-rod micro-architecture
    • CT-Based Modeling of Bone Micro-Architecture and Fracture-Risk
    • Osteoporosis in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
      • understanding the linkage between COPD-related factors, bone structure, and fracture risk and identification of unique COPD subgroups with elevated fracture-risk
  • Publications

Andersen team

Sonka team

Cartilage image analysis inj the knee joint is of primary interest although the developed methods and approaches are generally applicable.


Image Gallery

3D cartilage MR segmentation -- normal and osteoarthritic joints, note cartilage thinning and ``holes'' in the right-most image. Right panel: Simultaneous 4D knee MR bone+cartilage segmentation - 8 time-point 3D datasets registered and simultaneously segmented in 4D.

punam-saha@uiowa.edu, milan-sonka@uiowa.edu
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