Each year in Canada more than 24,000 people will fracture hips due to weakened bones caused by osteoporosis. Current ability to predict risk of hip fracture is limited. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is used to assess bone density, but it shows a two-dimensional representation of bone, which is a three-dimensional structure. DXA is also unable to assess the structural properties of bone, which are a major factor in bone strength. Sarah Manske is evaluating whether two emerging technologies can accurately measure bone structure and strength. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can measure cross-sections of bones to evaluate strength, without radiation exposure. Quantitative computed tomography (QCT) can assess bone in three dimensions. Sarah aims to develop a model integrating different imaging technologies to provide a more comprehensive picture of fracture risk. The information could be used to target preventative health strategies to help those at greatest risk of hip fracture.