Bone Measurements by Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography in Rodents

  • Jürg A. Gasser
  • Johannes Willnecker
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 816)


This chapter provides information for the use of peripheral quantitative computed tomography in small animals, including suggestions for study design, instrument setting, and data interpretation.

Key words

In vivo computed tomography Bone structure BMD Rat Mouse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Musculoskeletal DiseasesNovartis Institutes for BioMedical ResearchBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Stratec Medizintechnik GmbHPforzheimGermany

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