Fine tuning scan time for improving preclinical assessment of bone tissue

Fine tuning scan time for improving preclinical assessment of bone tissue

Researchers on the MultiSim project are trying to find ways to reduce and refine animal testing in pre-clinical trials by using computer models and medical imaging. One application of these approaches is to study the effect of skeletal diseases such as osteoporosis and its treatments.

At the University of Sheffield, high-resolution scans can be performed on mice to measure the properties of the same bone in the same animal over time using a technique called in vivo micro-Computed Tomography scanning.

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