Quantification of Bone Structure
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. The goal of this project is to develop tools which enable users to analyze micro-CTs (images acquired by high-resolution micro computed tomography) of bone biopsies. One focus is the development of new structural measures together with the cooperation partners. Another point is to enable the user to visualize their data interactively. Further information is available in the detailed project description.
Max Plack Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Golm, Germany (Peter I. Saparin, Richard Weinkamer, Peter Fratzl)
Nonlinear Dynamics Group, Institute of Physics, University of Postdam (Norbert Marwan, Jürgen Kurths)
Center of Muscle and Bone Research, Dept. of Radiology, Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin (Gisela Beller, Dieter Felsenberg)
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Osteology (Klaus Klaushofer, Paul Roschger, Nadja Fratzl-Zelman, Jörg Haller, Zandieh Shahin) since 3/2007
Dept. of Cell Biology, Institute of Anatomy, University of Århus (Jesper Skovhus Thomsen) until 9/2005