Bone Quantitative Ultrasound

Editors: Laugier, Pascal, Haïat, Guillaume (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive account of the latest scientific techniques in the quantitative ultrasound of bone
  • Presents a thorough, up-to-date review of the quantitative ultrasound of bone
  • Describes all of the latest theories and models on the quantitative ultrasound of bone to the rapidly growing research community
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Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) of bone is a relatively recent research field. The research community is steadily growing, with interdisciplinary branches in acoustics, medical imaging, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, bone biology and clinical sciences, resulting in significant achievements in new ultrasound technologies to measure bone, as well as models to elucidate the interaction and the propagation of ultrasonic wave in complex bone structures. Hundreds of articles published in specialists journals are accessible from the Web and from electronic libraries. However, no compilation and synthesis of the most recent and significant research exist. The only book on QUS of bone has been published in 1999 at a time when the propagation mechanisms of ultrasound in bone were still largely unknown and the technology was immature. The research community has now reached a critical size, special sessions are organized in major international meetings (e.g., at the World Congress of Biomechanics, the annual meetings of the Acoustical Society of America, International Bone Densitometry Workshop, etc...). Consequently, the time has come for a completely up to date, comprehensive review of the topic. The book will offer the most recent experimental results and theoretical concepts developed so far and is intended for researchers, graduate or undergraduate students, engineers, and clinicians who are involved in the field. The central part of the book covers the physics of ultrasound propagation in bone. Our goal is to give the reader an extensive view of the mathematical and numerical models as an aid to understand the QUS potential and the types of variables that can be determined by QUS in order to characterize bone strength. The propagation of sound in bone is still subject of intensive research. Different models have been proposed (for example, the Biot theory of poroelasticity and the theory of scattering have been used to describe wave propagation in cancellous bone, whereas propagation in cortical bone falls in the scope of guided waves theories). An extensive review of the models has not been published so far. We intend in this book to present in details the models that are used to solve the direct problem and strategies that are currently developed to address the inverse problem. This will include analytical theories and numerical approaches that have grown exponentially in recent years. Most recent experimental findings and technological developments will also be comprehensively reviewed.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Bone Overview

    Mitton, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Introduction to the Physics of Ultrasound

    Laugier, Pascal (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Quantitative Ultrasound Instrumentation for Bone In Vivo Characterization

    Laugier, Pascal

    Pages 47-71

  • Clinical Applications

    Barkmann, Reinhard (et al.)

    Pages 73-81

  • Poromechanical Models

    Pakula, Michal (et al.)

    Pages 83-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bone Quantitative Ultrasound
Editors
  • Pascal Laugier
  • Guillaume Haïat
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0017-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0017-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0016-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8990-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 468
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