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Publication Name World Journal of Orthopedics
Manuscript ID 12033
Country of Manuscript Source Italy
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ISSN 2218-5836 (online)
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Category Geriatrics and Gerontology
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Article Title Fractal lacunarity of trabecular bone and magnetic resonance imaging: New perspectives for osteoporotic fracture risk assessment
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Annamaria Zaia
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Corresponding author Annamaria Zaia, PhD, Gerontologic and Geriatric Research Department, Italian National Research Center on Aging, Via Birarelli 8, I-60121 Ancona, Italy. a.zaia@inrca.it
Keywords Osteoporosis; Fracture risk; Trabecular bone microarchitecture; Fractal analysis; Fractal lacunarity
Core Tip High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging emerges as a useful tool for in vivo characteriza-tion of trabecular bone architecture (TBA). However, texture analysis is not frequently used as the large number of calculated parameters makes difficult their interpretation. Dealing with complexity and fractal properties of living beings, it is possible to quantify morpho-functional changes in aging and pathology with a limited number of parameters. In this context, fractal lacunarity appears the most suitable approach to TBA texture analysis as it describes discontinuity of bone network and sizes of bone marrow spaces, changes of which are an index of increased fracture risk.
Publish Date 2015-03-19 18:29
Citation Zaia A. Fractal lacunarity of trabecular bone and magnetic resonance imaging: New perspectives for osteoporotic fracture risk assessment. World J Orthop 2015; 6(2): 221-235
Url http://www.wjgnet.com/2218-5836/full/v6/i2/221.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5312/wjo.v6.i2.221
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