X-ray dark-field vector radiography - A novel technique for osteoporosis imaging

Thomas Baum, Elena Eggl, Andreas Malecki, Florian Schaff, Guillaume Potdevin, Olga Gordijenko, Eduardo Grande Garcia, Rainer Burgkart, Ernst J. Rummeny, Peter B. Noël, Jan S. Bauer, Franz Pfeiffer

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X-ray dark-field vector radiography (XVR) has emerged as an imaging technique which can efficiently yield dark-field scatter images of high quality, even with conventional X-ray tube sources. The XVR yields direction-dependent information about the X-ray scattering of the trabecular bone microstructure without the requirement of resolving the micrometer size structures directly causing the scattering. In this pilot study, we demonstrated that XVR-based degree of anisotropy correlated with femoral bone strength in the context of osteoporosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • bone strength
  • finite element model
  • osteoporosis
  • X-ray dark-field vector radiography

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