Comparison between a two-state Markov model and intercept measurements on cancellous bone shows small-scale structural order

Timothy P. Harrigan, Anders Odgaard, Jeffrey D. Reuben

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Abstract

The processes controlling the microstructure in cancellous bone are not yet well defined, and the degree of order within the tissue is not well understood. In this study, a two-state Markov process is used to test which aspects of bone microstructure could be modelled by a very simple statistical process. The degree of order in bone tissue is assessed by measuring the differences between scanning results for actual bone tissue and those predicted by a two-state Markov process. The Markov model is shown to predict bone and marrow space length distributions not followed in reality, as revealed by trabecular width distributions. Measurements and predicted intercept distributions seem to reflect a degree of order in trabecular structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages363-364
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference - Beever Creek, CO, USA
Duration: Jun 28 1995Jul 2 1995

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1995 Bioengineering Conference
CityBeever Creek, CO, USA
Period6/28/957/2/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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