Thesis / Dissertation

Enhancement and evaluation of a mobile biplane X-ray imaging system

Shanyuanye Guan, Marcus G Pandy (ed.)

Published : 2016

Abstract

Accurate in vivo measurement of three-dimensional (3D) knee joint kinematics during locomotion is important for understanding knee joint function and for evaluating the performance of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) design and surgical procedures. The most accurate non-invasive method for measuring dynamic knee joint kinematics is biplane X-ray fluoroscopy. Current biplane fluoroscopy systems are stationary and impose restrictions on the measurement of joint kinematics during dynamic activity, making it necessary for subjects to walk on a treadmill, regardless of the potential differences in knee joint kinematics between treadmill and overground walking. In the Biomotion Laboratory at the Univ..

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