Yet another congress is bringing together experts on bone diseases this year: The WCO World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. The congress takes place from 19-22 April 2018 and is held in Krakow, Poland. ImageBiopsy Lab will be holding both an oral and a poster presentation on our osteoarthritis (OA) prediction research. The event is staged at the ICE Krakow Congress Center, covering over 36,000 m² and hosting around 2,000 people.

Find out where we stand in the research of bone diseases at WCO 2018.

The WCO will kick off with an extensive opening ceremony which includes the awarding of excellence medals. Before embarking on a new year of research on bone diseases, the past year is wrapped up. A recap of the best clinical papers of 2017 will be presented. This kick-off is followed by three days of symposia, presentations and scientific sessions. These will cover a broad range of topics, including healthy aging, new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and relationships between bone diseases and other disorders or diet.

ImageBiopsy Lab is introducing a novel OA prediction method at WCO 2018.

Early prediction spares patients a lot of pain and costs. We believe that our bone microarchitecture analysis will revolutionize the way OA can be predicted. Find our more about it here.

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Of over 1,500 submitted abstracts, ImageBiopsy Lab’s paper “Combining fractal- and entropy-based bone texture analysis for the prediction of Osteoarthritis: data from the Multicenter Osteoarthritis study (MOST)” has been selected for both an oral and a poster presentation. The goal of this paper was to develop a novel method for predicting OA by assessing the bone micro architecture simply from X-rays. This is achieved by an innovative fractal- and entropy-based analysis. In combination with the joint space width and area, the prediction worked significantly better than using joint space measures and clinical features alone.

Hear our presentation at 2:07pm on Saturday, 21st April 2018 at the WCO congress. Our presentation (P378) will be held at the podium of the ICE Krawkow Congress Center. Sit back, relax, and learn about the future of OA prediction.