Poster Title (Current Submission)

Development of an Efficient MRI-based Method of Assessing Trophic Changes in Quadriceps Muscle Size

Major(s)

Integrative Physiology

Minor(s)

Chemistry

Mentor Name

Dr. Glenn Williams

Mentor Department

Physical Therapy

Presentation Date

March 2011

Abstract

The assessment of trophic changes in muscle size is important in studies related to neuromuscular plasticity associated with injury, surgery, rehabilitation, aging, disuse, and-or disease. Magnetic resonance imaging offers a noninvasive method of assessing muscle size, but the segmentation of an entire volume of a muscle group requires significant time and effort and is therefore costly. This study assesses the accuracy and efficiency of a variety of methods that use smaller subsets of images to accomplish the goal of assessing muscle volume.

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Development of an Efficient MRI-based Method of Assessing Trophic Changes in Quadriceps Muscle Size

The assessment of trophic changes in muscle size is important in studies related to neuromuscular plasticity associated with injury, surgery, rehabilitation, aging, disuse, and-or disease. Magnetic resonance imaging offers a noninvasive method of assessing muscle size, but the segmentation of an entire volume of a muscle group requires significant time and effort and is therefore costly. This study assesses the accuracy and efficiency of a variety of methods that use smaller subsets of images to accomplish the goal of assessing muscle volume.