HRpQCT to Study Longitudinal Bone Remodeling and Biomaterials Performance in Clinical Patients 

Sunday, February 3
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Sponsored by: Scanco Medical AG 


Dr Jacobus J.C. Arts PhD
Associate Professor Translational Biomaterials
Department Orthopaedic Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Centre, the Netherlands
Associate Professor Translational Biomaterials
Department Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Eindhoven University of Technology TU/e

High Resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (HRpQCT) is now more widely available and used in a variety of studies to study longitudinal changes in bone micro-architecture. The presentation will highlight the latest developments in the technology (hardware and software) as well as update on current applications and novel uses of HRpQCT. The use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools to generate indices of mechanical strength data and fracture prediction will also be discussed.

The Revolution of 3D Indentation Mapping in Orthopaedic Research

Sunday, February 3
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Sponsored by: Biomomentum


Dr. Tannin Schmidt
Associate Professor
University of Connecticut

Dr. Andreas Seitz
Postdoctoral Researcher
Ulm University Medical Centre, Germany

Mr. Omid Jalali
MD Candidate & Dean’s Research Scholar
University of Southern California,

Mechanical indentation is a rapid and non-destructive testing technique for biological tissues. In the last 5 years, Biomomentum has enhanced indentation testing with mapping capability and solved the perpendicularity problem still impairing other methods such as nanoindentation. Using these innovations, the efficiency of study designs has improved greatly through cost-effective preparation and reuse of samples. This workshop will present the benefits of 3D indentation mapping in recent studies.