The overarching goal of the Musculoskeletal Imaging and Orthopaedic
Biomechanics (MIOB) Laboratory is to improve human health and
performance for those who suffer from musculoskeletal and orthopaedic
conditions. Our approaches span experimental and computational methods.
We use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to visualize disease and
quantify anatomy, and we image bone motion directly with dynamic x-ray.
Our computational studies combine patient-specific MR-based models with
dynamic motion measurements to estimate internal tissue mechanics of
orthopaedic tissues. Overall, the experimental and computational methods
employed by the MIOB lab aim to improve health outcomes and reduce
burdens imposed on patients and our healthcare system.
Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical & Biomedical Engineering
Graduate Student: Bioengineering
Project(s): Dynamic imaging of bone motion using high-speed dual fluoroscopy
Graduate Student: Mechanical Engineering
Project(s): Finite element analysis of knee joint soft tissues using patient-specific models
Biomedical Imaging of Musculoskeletal Tissue Structure, Size and Composition
Dynamic Imaging of Joint Motion Using High-speed Dual Fluoroscopy
Joint Mechanics Estimation via Patient-Specific Computer Models