SCANCO Medical's finite element analysis software, an optional package that integrates seamlessly into the standard software suite, has been specifically designed for the calculation of stiffness and strength of bone. It provides direct and complete evaluation of the mechanical consequences of morphological changes due to, for example, osteoporosis or drug treatment.
Compression and other mechanical tests can be simulated on scanned bone specimens to determine their stiffness and strength as well as their tissue-level loading. In combination with XtremeCT images, a fully automated and validated measurement of in vivo bone strength is possible.
Depending on the type of analysis and the chosen options, results include:
An export tool is included that supports MSC.MARC, ABAQUS and ANSYS formats.
See the brochure for more details.
Strain in healthy femur
Strain in osteoporotic femur