bones about it
novel technique for measuring changes in the bones of
osteoporosis sufferers, developed at the school of biomedical
sciences, has been awarded a prize by the international
society for bone and mineral research.
simple and inexpensive technique measures the three-dimensional
integrity of the microscopic bony network that constitutes
much of the skeleton. It is sufficiently sensitive to
indicate an individuals risk of bone fracture at
an earlier stage of osteoporosis than currently possible
with conventional, and often more costly, techniques.
technique was developed through a collaboration between
biomedical sciences, oral biology, Leeds Dental Institute
and the centre for metabolic bone disease at the University