In-vivo measurement of osteoporotic bone fragility with apparent velocity of ultrasound

G. Brandenburger, L. Avioli, C. Chesnut, R. Heaney, S. McDougall, C. Olson, R. Recker, C. Turner

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Abstract

The authors first present a brief review of the motivation for ultrasound assessment of bone fragility, and then they discuss the principal sources of artifacts in measurements of apparent velocity (AVU) in vivo. They then describe the SIGNATURE WAVEFORM, a novel approach to reducing the largest source artifact in the measurement of AVU in bone: inhomogeneity. Theory, specific details of implementation, and results of clinical tests are given for this approach. It is noted that the SIGNATURE WAVEFORM approach now provides long-term reproducibility. Coupled with the proven ability to detect osteoporotic bone fragility, AVU appears ready for routine clinical application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Engineering Perspectives
Subtitle of host publicationHealth Care Technologies for the 1990's and Beyond
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages338-339
Number of pages2
Editionpt 1
ISBN (Print)0879425598
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Nov 1 1990Nov 4 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 1
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 12th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Period11/1/9011/4/90

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Brandenburger, G., Avioli, L., Chesnut, C., Heaney, R., McDougall, S., Olson, C., Recker, R., & Turner, C. (1990). In-vivo measurement of osteoporotic bone fragility with apparent velocity of ultrasound. In Biomedical Engineering Perspectives: Health Care Technologies for the 1990's and Beyond (pt 1 ed., pp. 338-339). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology; No. pt 1). Publ by IEEE.