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Biomechanical and Mechanobiological Analysis of Bone Mineral Density

Abdelwahed Barkaoui

International University of Rabat

Dr. Barkaoui is the assistant director of the LERMA laboratory and coordinator of the Modelling & Simulation in Biomechanics & Biomaterials (MS2B) team. He was a member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals such as Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology “Biomechanics” (IF=5,9), BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (IF:2.6), BMC Biomedical Engineering, a Series on Biomechanics. He is also the author of more than 60 publications in international journals, books, and conferences.

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Bone Densitometry Techniques Computerized Tomography Quantitative Ultrasound Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Bone Biomechanics Behavior Testing and Modeling of Bone Fracture Fracture Risk Assessment Tool Mechanobiology of Bone Remodeling Modeling of Bone Remodeling Bone Mineral Density Evolution Bone Growth Bone Strength

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Bone mineral density (BMD) measures the percentage of inorganic minerals in the bones. BMD represents one of the most informative assessments of bone quality and strength in biomechanical and clinical studies. BMD depends on several factors, such as age, sex, disease, genetics, lifestyle as well as bone mechanobiology (cellular activities and bone remodeling process), which directly affect bone mass and density. Low BMD is directly associated with osteoporosis and a high risk of bone fracture.

There are several techniques for measuring and qualifying BMD, such as single and dual-energy photon absorptiometry, quantitative computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Each has advantages and limitations, depending on the objective of the analysis and the bone site to be examined. Modeling and simulation are also widely used to understand and study the variation and evolution of BMD, mechanical behavior, and the risk of bone fracture.

This book aims to represent a collection of original research works, literature reviews, and technical notes related to topics that deal with bone mineral density:
- BMD measurement technology
- Osteoporosis and fracture risk
- Bone growth and remodeling


The submission is also open to any other original study related to these research topics.

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Review results due: October 25th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 24th 2022

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Abdelwahed Barkaoui

International University of Rabat

Abdelwahed BARKAOUI is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the International University of Rabat. He obtained his University habilitation from the University of Tunis El Manar-Tunisia in 2017 and his Ph.D. from the University of Orleans, France in 2012. He has a master\'s degree in mechanics obtained from the INSA of Lyon, France, and an engineering diploma in electromechanics from ENI-Sfax, Tunisia. Currently, dr. BARKAOUI is the assistant director of the LERMA laboratory and coordinator of the Modelling & Simulation in Biomechanics & Biomaterials (MS2B) team. He is responsible for the mechanical discipline and coordinator of the ABET accreditation project at the Higher School of Energy Engineering. His research is focused on biomechanics, mechanobiology, and biomedical engineering. He was a member of the editorial board of several international scientific journals such as Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology “Biomechanics” (IF=5,9), BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (IF:2.6), BMC Biomedical Engineering, Series on Biomechanics, as well as a reviewer for several international journals in the field of biomechanics and mechanical engineering. Dr. BARKAOUI is the author of more than 60 publications in international journals, books, and conferences.

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