Relative motions within normal and pathological joints of the human body can occur on the sub-millimeter and sub-degree scale. Dynamic radiography can be used to create a rapid sequence of images from which measurements of bone motion can be extracted, but available systems have limited speed and accuracy, limit normal subject movement, and do not easily integrate into existing traditional motion capture laboratories. A high-speed stereo radiography (HSSR) system is described that addresses these limitations. The custom radiography system was placed on a standalone reconfigurable gantry structure designed to allow freedom of subject movement while integrating into an existing motion capture laboratory. Validation of the system and measurement of knee kinematics of subjects during gait confirmed the ability to record joint motion with high accuracy and high-speed.
A Reconfigurable High-Speed Stereo-Radiography System for Sub-Millimeter Measurement of In Vivo Joint Kinematics
Manuscript received January 5, 2015; final manuscript received May 22, 2015; published online August 6, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Rita M. Patterson.
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Ivester, J. C., Cyr, A. J., Harris, M. D., Kulis, M. J., Rullkoetter, P. J., and Shelburne, K. B. (August 6, 2015). "A Reconfigurable High-Speed Stereo-Radiography System for Sub-Millimeter Measurement of In Vivo Joint Kinematics." ASME. J. Med. Devices. December 2015; 9(4): 041009. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4030778
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