Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis image analysis research is yet another focus area of IIBI. Architecture and biomechanics of osteoporotic bone, cartilage morphometrics, and overall orthopedic biomechanics are studies from a variety of imaging modalities, including MR, CT, and ultrasound.

Orthopedic image analysis at IIBI:

Saha Team


Punam Saha

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Projects
    • Characterization of trabecular bone plate-rod micro-architecture
    • CT-Based Modeling of Bone Micro-Architecture and Fracture-Risk
    • Osteoporosis in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
      • understanding the linkage between COPD-related factors, bone structure, and fracture risk and identification of unique COPD subgroups with elevated fracture-risk
  • Publications

Andersen Team


Donald D. Anderson

Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Sonka Team

Milan Sonka portrait

Milan Sonka

IIBI Co-Director

Cartilage image analysis inj the knee joint is of primary interest although the developed methods and approaches are generally applicable.

3D cartilage MR segmentation -- normal and osteoarthritic joints, note cartilage thinning and ``holes'' in the right-most image. Right panel: Simultaneous 4D knee MR bone+cartilage segmentation - 8 time-point 3D datasets registered and simultaneously segmented in 4D.