Imaging and Biomechanics are two key strands of research that frequently intertwine. Imaging, from microscopic to whole body, enables us to see and measure the form and function of our bodies. We continue a long history in Aberdeen for imaging and image analysis.
Statistical shape modelling from MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), DXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) or plain x-rays enables us to quantify the shapes of joints. Biomechanical modelling explores how our joints and the tissues that comprise them perform feats of engineering that technology struggles to match.