Synchrotron-light time-elapsed imaging of human femoral neck fracture

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    The age-related microstructural deterioration of bone is an important co-factor to millions of fragility fractures occurring worldwide every year [1]. Time-lapsed micro-computed-tomography (micro-CT) with concomitant mechanical testing is increasingly used to study the bone deformation and fracture mechanism. However, technological limitations linked to the size of the human femoral epiphysis (up to 130 mm width, 150 mm length) and the need of a dedicated mechanical stage for loading such a big specimen inside the imaging chamber, have limited previous studies to either micro-CT imaging of the unloaded femoral epiphysis [1] or of small loaded femur cores [2]. We developed a protocol for time-elapsed micro-CT imaging of entire human femoral epiphyses under load at the Australian Synchrotron (AS).
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventInternational Society of Biomechanics (ISB 2017) biennial meeting - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 23 Jul 201727 Jul 2017


    ConferenceInternational Society of Biomechanics (ISB 2017) biennial meeting


    • synchrotron radiation
    • micro-CT
    • bone
    • fracture


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