Article on the application of Global Point Signature to carpal bone shape analysis is accepted for publication by the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology.
Our research group is investigating techniques to quantify carpal bone shape. The goals are two fold: (1) to allow a comparison across populations based on sex, age and other factors, in the context of musculoskeletal disease, and (2) to allow the measurement of changes in bone shape in conditions where such changes may occur because of the disease process or due to intervention, such as in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Ph.D., Anand A. Joshi, Ph.D., Richard M. Leahy, Ph. D., Ramsey D. Badawi, Ph.D., Nancy E. Lane, M.D., Barton L. Wise, M.D., Kwan-Liu Ma, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants K12 HD051958 and R03 EB015099 to Chaudhari.
A. J. Chaudhari, R. M. Leahy, B. L. Wise, N. E. Lane, R. D. Badawi, and A. A. Joshi, Global point signature for shape analysis of carpal bones. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2014; 59(4):961-973
A. A. Joshi, R. M. Leahy, R. D. Badawi and A. J. Chaudhari, Morphometry for early monitoring of treatment response in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (2013)
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