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タイトル: Development of a Flexible System for Measuring Muscle Area Using Ultrasonography
著者: Fukumoto, Kiyotaka
Fukuda, Osamu
Tsubai, Masayoshi
Muraki, Satoshi
掲載誌名: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
出版者: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
巻: 58
号: 5
開始ページ: 1147
終了ページ: 1155
出版日付: 2011-05
権利: © 2011 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
NDC: 492
抄録: Muscular strength can be estimated by quantification of muscle area. For this purpose, we developed a flexible measuring system for muscle area using ultrasonography. This method is completely safe and is particularly suitable for elderly people because the subjects are not required to perform any muscular contraction during measurement. The ultrasound probe is installed on a mechanical arm, and continuously scans fragmental images along the body surface. A wide-area cross-sectional image is then constructed using the measured images. The link mechanism is very flexible, enabling the operator to measure images for any body posture and body site. Use of the spatial compounding method reduces speckle and artifact noise in the resultant cross-sectional images. The operator can observe individual muscles (extensor, flexor muscle, etc.) in detail. We conducted experiments to evaluate the performance of the system. In the experiments, the position of the ultrasound probe was calculated with high accuracy according to the link posture. In addition, a high degree of correlation was verified between MR images and those of the developed system. We observed a reduction in noise due to use of the spatial compounding method, and propose a new calibration method for correcting the measured muscle area, which were slightly deformed by the contact pressure of the ultrasound probe. Finally, we examined the relation between muscular area and muscular strength in young and middle-aged subjects. The results of these experiments confirm that the developed system can estimate muscular strength based on muscular area.
ISSN: 00189294 OPAC
出版者DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2010.2052809   
PMID: 20550979
NII書誌ID: AA00667682 OPAC ciniib
バージョン: author
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