Ultrasonic CT delivers detailed images of bone microstructure



-->Researchers at Fudan University are developing a reconstruction algorithm that enables quantitative bone imaging using ultrasonic computed tomography. (Courtesy: Dean Ta)
Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by the loss of bone mass and increased bone porosity. Such weakened bones are far more likely to fracture, making regular monitoring and early diagnosis of bone diseases essential.
The gold standard for evaluating bone status is dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), which measures bone mineral density. But DXA is not suitable for quantifying other ke