Celebrating IDOR 2019 with a special selection of articles from European Radiology Experimental

Diffusion tensor imaging in the musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve systems: from experimental to clinical applications
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in the musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve systems has so far mostly been used in experimental settings. This review focuses on the potential use of DTI in this field, emphasising the translational aspects of this technique from the experimental to the clinical setting.

Generative models: an upcoming innovation in musculoskeletal radiology? A preliminary test in spine imaging
A new innovative technology, deep learning, is revolutionising many research and industrial fields. Growing interest in generative models inspired the authors to explore their potential in the field of magnetic resonance imaging of the spine. Tests showed that the performance of the models was generally positive and promising, albeit several limitations should be taken into account.

Quantitative CT-based bone strength parameters for the prediction of novel spinal implant stability using resonance frequency analysis: a cadaveric study involving experimental micro-CT and clinical multislice CT
This study showed that micro-CT and MSCT parameters can be used for predicting conventional test forces and a new test force – implant stability quotient (ISQ).


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