Trabecular bone analysis
Bones typically consists of two types of osseous tissue, e.g. cortical and trabecular bone, giving bones their stiff and flexible properties. After separating bones and classifying them into different types, bone researchers are often interested in the morphology of the trabecular bone structures.
For this purpose, the XImagePAQ extension for Amira supports a workflow that separates the trabecular bone from the cortical bone. Once the two osseous tissues have been segmented, a series of bone morphometry measurements can be applied to quantify the trabecular bone structure.