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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 80-86

A quantitative analysis of the structure of human sternum


Department of Medical Physics, Imam Hosein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, P. O. Box 14335-1419, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Azim Arbabi
Department of Medical Physics, Imam Hosein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, P. O. Box 14335-1419, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-6203.51934

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An extensive study of the human sternum has been carried out to obtain estimates of the omnidirectional path-length distributions and structural parameters for trabeculation and marrow spaces. Data for sternum samples have been collected, using an object plane scanning microscope. These data have been used to produce the omnidirectional path-length distributions and values of structural parameters for the whole sternum. For a typical adult man the mean trabecular and marrow space path lengths are 224 and 1364 m, respectively. The percentage bone volume is 13.8 and the surface to volume ratio is 190 cm. Data on the structural variations within the whole sternum are presented. They show a percentage difference in bone volume between the manubrium and the body of sternum of about 36%.


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