Muscle functional MRI as an imaging tool to evaluate muscle activity

Cagnie, Barbara, Elliott, James, O'Leary, Shaun, D'Hooge, Roseline, Dickx, Nele and Danneels, Lieven (2011) Muscle functional MRI as an imaging tool to evaluate muscle activity. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 41 11: 896-903. doi:10.2519/jospt.2011.3586


Author Cagnie, Barbara
Elliott, James
O'Leary, Shaun
D'Hooge, Roseline
Dickx, Nele
Danneels, Lieven
Title Muscle functional MRI as an imaging tool to evaluate muscle activity
Journal name Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0190-6011
1938-1344
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2519/jospt.2011.3586
Volume 41
Issue 11
Start page 896
End page 903
Total pages 8
Place of publication Alexandria, VA, United States
Publisher American Physical Therapy Association
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Muscle functional magnetic resonance imaging (mfMRI) is an innovative technique that offers a noninvasive method to quantify changes in muscle physiology following the performance of exercise. The mfMRI technique is based on signal intensity changes due to increases in the relaxation time of tissue water. In contemporary practice, mfMRI has proven to be an excellent tool for assessing the extent of muscle activation following the performance of a task and for the evaluation of neuromuscular adaptations as a result of therapeutic interventions. This article focuses on the underlying mechanisms and methods of mfMRI, discusses the validity and advantages of the method, and provides an overview of studies in which mfMRI is used to evaluate the effect of exercise and exercise training on muscle activity in both experimental and clinical studies.
Keyword Exercise
Magnetic resonance imaging
Muscle
Cervical flexor muscles
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes "Clinical commentary"

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