MARS enables both structural, and material information to be measured simultaneously. This means that bone mineralisation or bone densitometry can be measured within bone sites as well as architectural features such as cortical thickness, trabecular thickness, and trabecular spacing. Furthermore, some biomarkers of cartilage health can be measured including early measures of osteoarthritis.
Downloadable data sets include metallic scaffolds.
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M. Ramyar, et al. Establishing a method to measure bone density using spectral CT. Published by the European Congress of Radiology, 2017. (Link will be made available soon).
K Rajendran, et al. Quantitative imaging of excised osteoarthritic cartilage using spectral CT. Eur Radiol (2017) 27:384–392. DOI 10.1007/s00330-016-4374-7 Read paper.
K. Rajendran et.al. Reducing beam hardening and metal artefacts in spectral CT using Medipix3RX. Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 9 P03015, March 2014. Read paper.