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Abstract #1011

Fuzzy logic analysis and reconstruction of bone structure from high-resolution MRI

Chandelier F, Dupuis D, Tremblay L, Darabi A, Baroud G, Lepage M
Universit de Sherbrooke

The broad objective of this work is to have a better understanding of geometrical changes associated with osteoporotic bones and emerging techniques to repair the fractured bone by the use of medical cements. This methodological study focuses on combining high-resolution MRI together with advanced methods of image analysis, which is a 3D Fuzzy Distance Transform, for the assessment of the key geometrical features of bone. We report on the thickness distribution of a complete vertebra.