Measurement of anterior tibial muscle size using real-time ultrasound imaging

Martinson H. and Stokes M.J. (1991) Measurement of anterior tibial muscle size using real-time ultrasound imaging. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, 63 3-4: 250-254. doi:10.1007/BF00233856


Author Martinson H.
Stokes M.J.
Title Measurement of anterior tibial muscle size using real-time ultrasound imaging
Journal name European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0301-5548
Publication date 1991
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00233856
Volume 63
Issue 3-4
Start page 250
End page 254
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
1314 Physiology
Abstract Cross-sectional images of the anterior tibial muscle group were obtained using real-time ultrasound scanning in 17 normal women. From photographs taken of the images, the cross-sectional area (CSA) and two linear measurements of muscle cross-section were determined. A measurement of the shortest distance of the muscle depth was termed DS, and a measurement of the longest distance through the muscle group was termed DL. Both linear dimensions showed a positive correlation with CSA and the best correlations were obtained when the dimensions were squared or combined (DS × DL). The correlation values were: CSA vs DS2, r=0.9; CSA vs DL2, r=0.75 and CSA vs DS × DL, r=0.88. An approximate value for CSA could be calculated from DS2 by the equation 2 × DS2 + 1. A shape ratio, obtained by dividing DL by DS, was consistent within the group [mean 2.1 (SD 0.2)] and characterised the muscle geometrically. The CSA of repeated scans was assessed for repeatability between-days and between-scans by analysis of variance and the coefficient of variation (CV) calculated. Areas were repeatable between-days (CV 6.5%) and between-scans (CV 3.6%). Linear dimensions of the anterior tibial muscle group reflected CSA and their potential for assessing changes in muscle size with atrophy and hypertrophy have yet to be established.
Keyword Anterior tibial muscle group
Muscle size
Ultrasound imaging
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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