The techniques of low-field pulsed proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spin relaxation and Micro-CT are described for assessment of structural changes of human cortical and trabecular bone in vitro. The technique involves spin-spin relaxation measurement and inversion spin-spin spectral analysis methods for NMR. From NMR measurement, the CPMG T2 relaxation data can be inverted to T2 relaxation distribution and this distribution then can be transformed to a pore size distribution with the longer relaxation times corresponding to larger pores. In Micro-CT measurement, each trabecular bone specimen was individually scanned using a micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) system and 12 micron dimensionally-isotropic voxels were reconstructed. Due to the resolution limitation, Micro-CT measurement on cortical bone was not success, however, NMR measurement was success for both cortical and trabecular bones.
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Characterization of Human Cortical and Trabecular Bone Structural Change by NMR and Micro-CT
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Ni, Q, & Bredbenner, T. "Characterization of Human Cortical and Trabecular Bone Structural Change by NMR and Micro-CT." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 545-546. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80336
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