Quantification of Bone Remodeling in the Proximity of Implants

  • Hamid Sarve
  • Carina B. Johansson
  • Joakim Lindblad
  • Gunilla Borgefors
  • Victoria Franke Stenport
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4673)


In histomorphometrical investigations of bone tissue modeling around screw-shaped implants, the manual measurements of bone area and bone-implant contact length around the implant are time consuming and subjective. In this paper we propose an automatic image analysis method for such measurements. We evaluate different discriminant analysis methods and compare the automatic method with the manual one. The results show that the principal difference between the two methods occurs in length estimation, whereas the area measurement does not differ significantly. A major factor behind the dissimilarities in the results is believed to be misclassification of staining artifacts by the automatic method.


Bone Remodel Linear Discriminant Analysis Bone Region Automatic Method Bone Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamid Sarve
    • 1
  • Carina B. Johansson
    • 2
  • Joakim Lindblad
    • 1
  • Gunilla Borgefors
    • 1
  • Victoria Franke Stenport
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Image Analysis, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 337, SE-751 05 UppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Medicine, Örebro University, SE-701 85 ÖrebroSweden
  3. 3.Biomaterials Research Center, Göteborg University, SE-405 30 GöteborgSweden

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