Who are we?
The Bone Imaging Laboratory is a research team of approximately 20 staff and trainees led by Dr. Steven Boyd. We are based at the University of Calgary in the Cumming School of Medicine, located in the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health. Dr. Boyd is a Professor in the Department of Radiology, and a member of the Image Science Division.
Our work is in the area of musculoskeletal health, typically focussed on osteoporosis or osteoarthritis:
Non-invasive assessment of bone strength using high resolution computed tomography and finite element analysis (NSERC)
Multi-modal imaging to monitor progressive joint adaptation in the knee following an acute ligament injury (CIHR)
Determining the time course of stress fracture healing by dual-energy computed tomography (GE/NBA)
Predicting fragility fractures of the hip by non-invasive imaging (CIHR)
Effect of space flight on bone quality in astronauts using high-resolution imaging (Canadian Space Agency)
A randomized double-blind study investigating dose-dependent longitudinal effects of vitamin D supplementation on bone health (PNSF)