Coherent X-ray Nano-CT for Bone Research
Project Team and Collaborators
Irene Zanette, Martin Dierolf, Richard Clare, Juliana Martins, Björn Enders, Marco Stockmar, Franz Pfeiffer Chair for Biomedical Physics, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Pierre Thibault Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Andreas Menzel, Ana Diaz, Oliver Bunk Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland
Michael Kerschnitzki, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Peter Fratzl, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
Many of the most important bone diseases - such as osteoporosis - are critically linked to structural changes of the material on the nanometer scale. Because light or electron microscopy can not penetrate bone deep enough, we develop an alternative x-ray method for nano-scale tomographic imaging using large scale synchrotron or laser facilities. We believe that our approach will e useful to learn about early nano-structural changes associated osteoporosis, and eventually lead to a better clinical treatment of the disease.
- DFG Excellence Grant “Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics”
For further information, please contact Dr. Irene Zanette.