Microwave tomography for bone imaging

Amir H. Golnabi, Paul M. Meaney, Shireen Geimer, Tian Zhou, Keith D. Paulsen

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is a major health problem affecting roughly 55% of the U.S. population 50 years of age or older. Current methods to detect osteoporosis or assess bone fracture risk involve a bone mineral density (BMD) exam generally using x-ray techniques - primarily dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). While this technique provides a measure of the bone mass, it does not offer any insight into bone quality, structure or biology which are regarded as important components of bone health. Microwave tomography for bone imaging consists of recovering bone dielectric properties, which have been shown to have strong correlations with clinically important mechanical properties of bone. In this paper we present some preliminary results from a simulation experiment along with some patient data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nano to Macro, ISBI'11
Pages956-959
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Nov 2011
Event2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 30 Mar 20112 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
ISSN (Print)1945-7928
ISSN (Electronic)1945-8452

Other

Other2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period30/03/112/04/11

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Keywords

  • Bone Mineral Density
  • Heel Imaging
  • Microwave Imaging
  • Osteoporosis

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Golnabi, A. H., Meaney, P. M., Geimer, S., Zhou, T., & Paulsen, K. D. (2011). Microwave tomography for bone imaging. In 2011 8th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI'11 (pp. 956-959). [5872561] (Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBI.2011.5872561