The software for analysis of the bone microarchitecture is already available for research purposes and it is already used internationally.
As up to date the evaluation and analysis of bone microarchitecture was done only in two possible ways: CT scan and biopsy. (which have serieious disadvantages such as radiation dose or invasive surgery). Therefore JSx Software allows any digital X-ray of the knee to be used if it fits the requirements. Once the image is uploaded into the software, JSx calculates fully automatic the joint space width. Additionally, the Kellgren & Lawrence Score is evaluated semi-automatically.
The ImageBiopsy Lab software provides an automatic contour detection. The identified areas are defined by geometric elements which size is proportional to the width of the Tibia itself. Thus the identified areas are always relatively of the same size for each patient. Any changes of the JSX will be documented as “Rate of Change” (ROC).