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Iliana E. Simo

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Osteoporosis (OP) is a very difficult disease to diagnose due to the initial stages being asymptomatic. Usually, the bone disease is not diagnosed until extensive damage has already occurred. The purpose of this project was to explore a noninvasive method of detecting bone abnormalities in individuals through the application of sound waves. An extensive literature review was conducted of studies which explored the use of ultrasound and acoustic emission (AE) techniques.

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Presented as part of the 2019 USFSP Undergraduate Research Symposium held April 16, 2019.

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Application of Sound for Bone Loss Detection

Osteoporosis (OP) is a very difficult disease to diagnose due to the initial stages being asymptomatic. Usually, the bone disease is not diagnosed until extensive damage has already occurred. The purpose of this project was to explore a noninvasive method of detecting bone abnormalities in individuals through the application of sound waves. An extensive literature review was conducted of studies which explored the use of ultrasound and acoustic emission (AE) techniques.