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Table 1 Description of 3D tendon morphometric parameters

From: Bimodal Whole-Mount Imaging of Tendon Using Confocal Microscopy and X-ray Micro-Computed Tomography

Original parameter name for bone analysis Adapted tendon parameter name Description of adaptation Justification Unit of measurement
Tissue volume (TV) Tendon volume (TV) Provides a total 3D volume measurement of scanned tendon (VOI). Can be interpreted identically to tissue volume. mm3
Bone volume (BV) IFM volume (IV) Provides a total volume measurement of binarised IFM within the VOI. Can be interpreted identically to bone volume. mm3
Percent bone volume (BV/TV) Percent IFM volume (IV/TV) Provides a proportion of the tendon volume occupied by IFM. Can be interpreted identically to percent bone volume. %
Trabecular thickness (Tb.Th) IFM thickness (IFM.Th) Provides a measurement of IFM thickness within the VOI. Can be interpreted identically to trabecular thickness. mm