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Dr Shahnawaz Khijmatgar presents at World Congress on Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal diseases

25 April 2016

Dr Shahnawaz Khijmatgar, a 2011 postgraduate from the Department of Oral Biology has completed a research project "Optical Coherence Tomography in assessing Bone Mineral Density". The research was accepted as a poster presentation at the world’s largest annual forum " World Congress on Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal diseases April 14-17 held at Malaga Spain. The conference was associated with the presentation of clinical research and new advances in the prevention and management of bone, muscle and joint disorders, including sarcopenia and frailty.

The abstract of the research has also been published in the osteoporosis international supplement April 2016. The research was supervised by the Dr SCF Rawlinson and Dr Pete Tomlins.

This research was novel because, the technique uses non-ionising, non-invasive and has the ability to develop three dimentional real time images. It showed positive results in assessing bone mineral density at earliest stages in correlation with existing bone density scanning imaging modalities. In near future, if the limitations of the device can be improved then it will be useful imaging device for measuring bone density.

Dr Shahnawaz Khijmatgar has received 2016 ESCEO-Eli Lilly Scholarship to present his findings at World Congress on Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal diseases April 14-17 held at Malaga Spain.

 

 

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