Murine femur micro-computed tomography and biomechanical datasets for an ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis model.
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Stephens, M., López-Linares, K., Aldazabal, J., Macias, I., Ortuzar, N., Bengoetxea, H., ... & Rodríguez, C. I. (2021). Murine femur micro-computed tomography and biomechanical datasets for an ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis model. Scientific Data, 8(1), 240.
The development of new effective and safer therapies for osteoporosis, in addition to improved diagnostic and prevention strategies, represents a serious need in the scientific community. Micro-CT image-based analyses in association with biomechanical testing have become pivotal tools in identifying osteoporosis in animal models by assessment of bone microarchitecture and resistance, as well as bone strength. Here, we describe a dataset of micro-CT scans and reconstructions of 15 whole femurs and biomechanical tests on contralateral femurs from C57BL/6JOlaHsd ovariectomized (OVX), resembling human post-menopausal osteoporosis, and sham operated (sham) female mice. Data provided for each mouse include: the acquisition images (.tiff), the reconstructed images (.bmp) and an.xls file containing the maximum attenuations for each reconstructed image. Biomechanical data include an.xls file with the recorded load-displacement, a movie with the filmed test and an.xls file collecting all biomechanical results.

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