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The Biomechanics section is focused on improving the diagnosis of bone fracture risk associated with osteoporosis and improving techniques for preventing and treating fractures.  High-resolution imaging, computer simulation, mechanical testing, and microscopy techniques are used to estimate how mechanical stress is distributed in bone, quantify the chemical and structural make-up of tissue, and estimate bone strength and fracture risk.  New techniques are developed using imaging modalities such as tomosynthesis, in order to quantify bone qualities that predict fracture risk.

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