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From: Imaging technologies for preclinical models of bone and joint disorders

Figure 3

Computed tomography imaging of the knees in a mouse model of osteoarthritis (DMM model). Images of non-injured mouse knee (left knee, B) and 2 months after surgical induction of osteoarthritis (DMM model; right knee, A) were acquired ex vivo at 80 kVp, 500 μA and with a pixel size of 35 μm. Series (A) and (B) show 3D surface rendering CT lateral, anterior/posterior and medial views of the DMM-knee displaying OA-related derangements of the knee morphology 35 (remodelling of subchondral bone, hypertrophic calcifications; A), and of a non-injured knee (B), respectively. Images were analysed for differences in subchondral sclerosis in the epiphysis: (C) coronal and (D transverse views. Bone density maps show different densities throughout the subchondral weight-bearing lateral and medial regions of the tibial plateau in a controlled non-injured knee (E) versus a DMM OA-induced knee (F). Notice the high-density area in the medial region (DMM-injury site). Bone density was measured from micro-CT images (voxel size of 35 μm) normalise to HU units, and images were processed with ImageJ (NIH).

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