Assessment of bone micro structure in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, funded by PHILIPS

Team: Alexander Valentinitsch, Janina Patsch, Georg Langs, Philipp Peloschek, Franz Kainberger

Partner: Dirk Mueller

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects bones characterized by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration. Osteoporosis is an important public health concern, and early diagnosis and treatment indication is a key to effective intervention.

The goal of this project is to develop accurate diagnostic techniques based on the bone micro-architecture. We are studying the effect of osteoporosis on thethe bone architecture, and aim at providing additional information beyond the current state of the art: the measurement of bone mineral density.

Recent publications:
  • Alexander Valentinitsch, ¬†Janina Patsch, Dirk Mueller, Franz Kainberger, Georg Langs. Texture Analysis in Quantitative Osteoporosis Assessment: Characterizing Microarchitecture. in Proc. ISBI 2010