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Advanced Bioimaging Technologies in Assessment of the Quality of Bone and Scaffold Materials

Techniques and Applications

  • Ling Qin
  • Harry K. Genant
  • James F. Griffith
  • Kwok Sui Leung
  • Introduction of cutting-edge bioimaging technologies for studying musculoskeletal systems

  • Application of advanced imaging techniques

  • Richly illustrated with 2-D and 3-D images of the related organs or tissues


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Perspectives of Advances in Musculoskeletal and Scaffold Biomaterial Imaging Technologies and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Advances in Assessment of Quality of Bone and Orthopaedic Applications

    3. Advances Microscopic Technologies and Applications

    4. Advances in Vascular Research and Applications

      1. Angela S.P. Lin, Ashley W. Palmer, Craig L. Duvall, Galen C. Robertson, Megan E. Oest, Bina Rai et al.
        Pages 239-256
    5. Advances in Scaffold Biomaterial Research and Applications

About this book


This book provides a perspective on the current status of bioimaging technologies developed to assess the quality of musculoskeletal tissue with an emphasis on bone and cartilage. It offers evaluations of scaffold biomaterials developed for enhancing the repair of musculoskeletal tissues. These bioimaging techniques include micro-CT, nano-CT, pQCT/QCT, MRI, and ultrasound, which provide not only 2-D and 3-D images of the related organs or tissues, but also quantifications of the relevant parameters. The advance bioimaging technologies developed for the above applications are also extended by incorporating imaging contrast-enhancement materials. Thus, this book will provide a unique platform for multidisciplinary collaborations in education and joint R&D among various professions, including biomedical engineering, biomaterials, and basic and clinical medicine.


Monitor biomaterial biomedical engineering bone cartilage computed tomography (CT) fracture imaging imaging techniques implant magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) osteoporosis tissue tomography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Ling Qin
    • 1
  • Harry K. Genant
    • 2
    • 3
  • James F. Griffith
    • 4
  • Kwok Sui Leung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong SARChina
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSan Francisco
  3. 3.Synarc, IncUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiology and Organ ImagingThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong SARChina

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