Medical imaging

Extensive range of advanced medical imaging services for morphological bone investigations


Image acquisition
  • Wide range of imaging modalities clinical CT, HR-pQCT, microCT (in vivo/ex vivo), Ultrasound
  • External sources: MRI, DXA, Laser Scanning
  • In vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro measurement capabilities (ranging from patients to bioresorbable scaffolds)


Image processing
  • Data preprocessing (importing, scaling, cropping, aligning)
  • Data filtering and segmentation
  • 3D bone model generation


Image analysis
  • Image based morphological studies
  • 3D statistical modeling
  • Computerized preoperative planning
  • Development of surgical strategies
  • Bone density assessment
  • Bone microarchitecture evaluation
  • Monitoring of fracture healing/bone evolution
  • Large bone defects, delayed union models, infection models
  • Micro finite element analysis
  • Optimization of implant anchorage




  • Multidisciplinary experienced team (mechanical engineers, physicists, medical and dental doctors, computer scientists)
  • Qualified staff for working with experimental animals
  • Close collaboration with expert surgeons



Ulrich Bentz

AO Research Institute Davos
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz

Tel.: +41 81 414 23 26

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