Tony M. Keaveny, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2006
For excellence in the study of biomechanical properties of trabecular bone, developing non-invasive bone strength assessment techniques, and multiscale computer modeling.

UC Berkeley researchers develop CT-based ‘virtual stress test’ for BMD

Via Aunt Minnie | June 7, 2024

A team of University of California, Berkeley researchers has developed a “virtual stress test” for CT-based assessment of bone mineral density (BMD) in an evaluation for osteoporosis.

The technology’s development is timely, as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is currently reviewing its 2018 guidance for osteoporosis screening, lead researcher Tony Keaveny, PhD, of Berkeley BioMechanics Laboratory, told Currently, the task force doesn’t recommend osteoporosis screening for men, even though men sustain one-third of all hip fractures and that drug treatment for the condition in men is as effective as it is in women… Continue reading.