Task Astronaut Bone Medical Standards Derived from Finite Element (FE) Modeling of QCT Scans from Population Studies and Astronauts (Phase II) (Completed)
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: FE Modeling of QCT Population and Astronauts (Phase II)
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):
FE data will be combined with FE data generated from other applications of Dr Keyak FEM to QCT scans of study cohorts, which includes ISS astronauts.  

Determine FE strength cutoffs to be used as a decision-tool by Space Medicine for the following scheduled decision points.
Qualify an applicant for astronaut candidacy
Qualify an astronaut for a long duration mission
Qualify a veteran long duration astronaut for a second long duration mission
Establish responsibility by occupational space medicine for a post mission fracture or
 osteoporosis diagnosis.  
Review and finalize generated FE strength cutoffs with FE Task Group to recommend to Human
 Health Countermeasures as a deliverable to Space Medicine and Office of Chief Health
 and Medical Officier.