Multiscale Modeling of the Skeletal System by Marco VicecontiMultiscale Modeling of the Skeletal System by Marco Viceconti

Multiscale Modeling of the Skeletal System

byMarco Viceconti

Hardcover | January 16, 2012

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Integrative approaches to biomedical research promise to advance our understanding of the human body and physiopathology of diseases. In this book, the author focuses on the skeletal system, demonstrating how multiscale modeling can determine the relationship between bone mechanics and disease. Introductory chapters explain the concept of integrative research, what a model is, predictive modeling, and the computational methods used throughout the book. Starting with whole body anatomy, physiology and modeling, subsequent chapters scale down from bone and tissue levels to the cellular level, where the modeling of mechanobiological processes is addressed. Finally, the principles are applied to address truly complex, multiscale interactions. Special attention is given to real-world clinical applications: one in pediatric skeletal oncology and one on the prediction of fracture risks in osteoporotic patients. This book has wide interdisciplinary appeal and is a valuable resource for researchers in mechanical and biomedical engineering, quantitative physiology and computational biology.
Title:Multiscale Modeling of the Skeletal SystemFormat:HardcoverDimensions:222 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.63 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521769507

ISBN - 13:9780521769501

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Methodological aspects; 3. The body level; 4. Organ level: the bones; 5. Tissue level: mineralised extracellular matrix; 6. Cells level: cells-matrix interaction; 7. Applications of multiscale modeling; 8. Multiscale modeling; Index.

Editorial Reviews

Marco Viceconti is the most energetic advocate of the VPH concept - the use of standards-based multi-scale modelling techniques strongly coupled to data at all levels and, wherever possible, healthcare applications. His speciality is musculo-skeletal modelling and in this book he brings a unique combination of technical expertise (including modelling strategies and numerical methods), clinical experience and modelling philosophy, always guided by the pragmatic problem solving approach of an engineer. The book is a delightful combination of philosophical musings, personal anecdotes, scientific insights and technical advice. It will be of great value to the musculo-skeletal research community, particularly those interested in the clinical application of multi-scale modelling. - Peter Hunter, The University of Auckland