Dr Lang Yang BSc, PhD, CSi
Non-clinical lecturer in Biomechanics
Understanding the biomechanics of healthy and diseased bone and how treatment affects it
Tel: +44 (0)114 2712122
Currently, the focus of Lang’s research is in quantifying the effects of osteoporosis and its treatment on bone geometry, bone tissue distribution and structure, and bone mechanical strength, with particular focus on the proximal femur.
Development of medical image processing and analysis programmes and the structural engineering models generated from medical images are essential parts of his research. This has resulted in two streamlined analysis software programmes, one for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and another for quantitative computer tomography of the hip. Lang’s research aims are to perform accurate non-invasive assessments of bone strength and to develop diagnostic tools that accurately predict the risk of bone fracture.
Lang’s research is funded by the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the Wishbone Trust.