Design and validation of a novel method to measure cross-sectional area of neck muscles included during routine MR brain volume imaging

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Abstract

Low muscle mass secondary to disease and ageing is an important cause of excess mortality and morbidity. Many studies include a MR brain scan but no peripheral measure of muscle mass. We developed a technique to measure posterior neck muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) on volumetric MR brain scans enabling brain and muscle size to be measured simultaneously.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e34444
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Imaging Techniques
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Muscle Analysis
  • Muscle Components
  • Nueroimaging
  • Reseach Validity

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