2023/12/07 | People | Biomechanics

PhD thesis defense Alice Dudle

Congratulations to Alice Dudle for her successful PhD thesis defense on 4 December 2023! At the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics lab and as part of the SNF Sinergia project AFFIRM-CT, Alice has investigated risk parameters for fragility fractures at the hip. Her thesis “DXA- and QCT-based modeling of the human proximal femur towards improved hip fracture prediction” developed image processing methods required to include both DXA and QCT images into a hip fracture calculator.

Spatio-temporal evolution of the proximal femur with age: BMD change per year for women (upper row) and men (lower row). Gray spheres represent non-significant correlations between age and BMD (p>0.05). (© Alice Dudle)


2D-3D Reconstruction of the Proximal Femur from DXA Scans: Evaluation of the 3D-Shaper Software, Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 1 March 2023, Sec. Biomechanics, Vol 11-2023.  

Under review:

  • Alice Dudle, Michael Ith, Rainer Egli, Johannes Heverhagen, Yvan Gugler, Christina Wapp, Daniela A. Frauchiger, Kurt Lippuner, Christian Jackowski, Philippe Zysset, "Asynchronous calibration of a CT scanner for bone mineral density estimation: sources of error and correction"
  • Alice Dudle, Yvan Gugler, Osman B. Satir, Jan Gewiess, Stefan Klein, Philippe Zysset, "QCT-based spatio-temporal atlas of the proximal femur BMD and cortical geometry"


Musculoskeletal Biomechanics