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Bone Quantitative Ultrasound

  • Pascal Laugier
  • Guillaume Haïat
  • Provides a comprehensive account of the latest scientific techniques in the quantitative ultrasound of bone

  • Presents a thorough, up-to-date review of the quantitative ultrasound of bone

  • Describes all of the latest theories and models on the quantitative ultrasound of bone to the rapidly growing research community


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David Mitton, Christian Roux, Pascal Laugier
    Pages 1-28
  3. Pascal Laugier, Guillaume Haïat
    Pages 29-45
  4. Reinhard Barkmann, Claus-C. Glüer
    Pages 73-81
  5. Michal Pakula, Mariusz Kaczmarek, Frederic Padilla
    Pages 83-121
  6. Frédéric Padilla, Keith Wear
    Pages 123-145
  7. Maryline Talmant, Josquin Foiret, Jean-Gabriel Minonzio
    Pages 147-179
  8. Emmanuel Bossy, Quentin Grimal
    Pages 181-228
  9. Robert P. Gilbert, Ana Vasilic, Sandra Ilic
    Pages 229-263
  10. Janne P. Karjalainen, Ossi Riekkinen, Juha Töyräs, Jukka S. Jurvelin
    Pages 265-289
  11. Atsushi Hosokawa, Yoshiki Nagatani, Mami Matsukawa
    Pages 291-318
  12. Christian C. Anderson, Adam Q. Bauer, Karen R. Marutyan, Mark R. Holland, Michal Pakula, G. Larry Bretthorst et al.
    Pages 319-330
  13. Vasilios C. Protopappas, Maria G. Vavva, Konstantinos N. Malizos, Demos Polyzos, Dimitrios I. Fotiadis
    Pages 361-379
  14. Marie Muller, Guillaume Renaud
    Pages 381-408
  15. Kay Raum
    Pages 409-439
  16. Philippe Lasaygues, Régine Guillermin, Jean-Pierre Lefebvre
    Pages 441-459
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 461-468

About this book


Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of bone is a relatively recent research field. The research community is steadily growing, with interdisciplinary branches in acoustics, medical imaging, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, bone biology and clinical sciences, resulting in significant achievements in new ultrasound technologies to measure bone, as well as models to elucidate the interaction and the propagation of ultrasonic wave in complex bone structures. Hundreds of articles published in specialists journals are accessible from the Web and from electronic libraries. However, no compilation and synthesis of the most recent and significant research exist. The only book on QUS of bone has been published in 1999 at a time when the propagation mechanisms of ultrasound in bone were still largely unknown and the technology was immature. The research community has now reached a critical size, special sessions are organized in major international meetings (e.g., at the World Congress of Biomechanics, the annual meetings of the Acoustical Society of America, International Bone Densitometry Workshop, etc...). Consequently, the time has come for a completely up to date, comprehensive review of the topic. The book will offer the most recent experimental results and theoretical concepts developed so far and is intended for researchers, graduate or undergraduate students, engineers, and clinicians who are involved in the field. The central part of the book covers the physics of ultrasound propagation in bone. Our goal is to give the reader an extensive view of the mathematical and numerical models as an aid to understand the QUS potential and the types of variables that can be determined by QUS in order to characterize bone strength. The propagation of sound in bone is still subject of intensive research. Different models have been proposed (for example, the Biot theory of poroelasticity and the theory of scattering have been used to describe wave propagation in cancellous bone, whereas propagation in cortical bone falls in the scope of guided waves theories). An extensive review of the models has not been published so far. We intend in this book to present in details the models that are used to solve the direct problem and strategies that are currently developed to address the inverse problem. This will include analytical theories and numerical approaches that have grown exponentially in recent years. Most recent experimental findings and technological developments will also be comprehensively reviewed.



Editors and affiliations

  • Pascal Laugier
    • 1
  • Guillaume Haïat
    • 2
  1. 1.UMR CNRS, Labo. d'Imagerie ParametriqueUniversité Paris VIParisFrance
  2. 2., Labortatoire Modélisation Simulation MulCNRSCréteilFrance

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