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muscle elastography

Takayuki Inami, Kento Nakagawa, Takahisa Yonezu, Mako Fukano, Ayako Higashihara, Satoshi Iizuka, Taira Abe, Takaya Narita
We sought to identify changes in individual muscle hardness after a full marathon and to track time-dependent changes using ultrasound strain elastography (SE). Twenty-one collegiate marathon runners were recruited. Muscle hardness (i.e., strain ratio, SR) was measured using SE for the rectus femoris (RF), vastus lateralis (VL), biceps femoris long head (BF), tibialis anterior (TA), gastrocnemius medial head (GM), and soleus (SOL) muscles at the following time points: pre (PRE), immediately post (POST), day-1 (D1), day-3 (D3), and day-8 (D8), after a full marathon...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Annette Caenen, Mathieu Pernot, Mathias Peirlinck, Luc Mertens, Abigail Swillens, Patrick Segers
Shear wave elastography (SWE) is a potential tool to non-invasively assess cardiac muscle stiffness. This study focused on the effect of the orthotropic material properties and mechanical loading on the performance of cardiac SWE, as it is known that these factors contribute to complex 3D anisotropic shear wave propagation. To investigate the specific impact of these complexities, we constructed a finite element model with an orthotropic material law subjected to different uniaxial stretches to simulate SWE in the stressed cardiac wall...
February 16, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Maud Creze, Soubeyrand Marc, Jin Long Yue, Olivier Gagey, Xavier Maître, Bellin Marie-France
INTRODUCTION: Back pain is associated with increased lumbar paraspinal muscle (LPM) stiffness identified by manual palpation and strain elastography. Recently, magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) has allowed the stiffness of muscle to be characterized noninvasively in vivo, providing quantitative 3D stiffness maps (elastograms). The aim of this study was to characterize the stiffness (shear modulus, SM) of the LPM (multifidus and erector spinae) using MRE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRE of the lumbar region was performed on seven adults in supine position...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
Richard Ellis, Maheswaran Rohan, James Fox, Juvena Hitt, Helene Langevin, Sharon Henry
There is current need for objective measures of sciatic nerve mobility in patients with sciatic-type pain. The objective of the study was to assess the feasibility and reliability of ultrasound elastography to quantify sciatic nerve displacement and shear strain at the sciatic nerve-hamstring muscle interface during active and passive knee extension-flexion exercises performed while sitting in healthy people. Ultrasound elastography showed excellent intrarater within-session reliability for assessing sciatic nerve displacement and sciatic nerve-hamstring muscle interface shear strain during active knee extension-flexion exercises...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Bhillie D Luciani, David M Desmet, Amani A Alkayyali, Joshua M Leonardis, David Benjamin Lipps
Neck muscles are preferentially activated in specific force directions, but the constraints that the central nervous system considers when programming these preferred directions of muscle activity are unknown. The current study utilized ultrasound shear wave elastography (SWE) to investigate whether the material properties of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles exhibit preferred directions similar to their preferred direction of muscle activity during an isometric task. Twenty-four healthy participants matched isometric forces in 16 axial directions...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
Shane Koppenhaver, Joshua Kniss, Daniel Lilley, Michael Oates, Cesar Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Ruth Maher, Theodore Croy, Minoru Shinohara
Patients with low back pain commonly exhibit impaired morphology and function of spinal musculature that may be quantifiable using shear-wave elastography (SWE). The purpose of this study was to assess the intra-rater and test-retest reliability of SWE elasticity measures of the lumbar erector spinae and multifidus muscles during rest and differing levels of contraction in asymptomatic individuals. This single-group repeated-measures design involved a baseline measurement session and a follow-up session 3 days later...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Joline E Brandenburg, Sarah F Eby, Pengfei Song, William Bamlet, Gary C Sieck, Kai-Nan An
OBJECTIVE: A pilot study to longitudinally quantify effect of onabotulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) on passive muscle properties in children with cerebral palsy (CP) using ultrasound shear wave elastography (SWE). DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal cohort study RESULTS: Between 1 and 3 months post-BoNT-A, a significant improvement in the shear modulus of the lateral gastrocnemius was found at 10° plantar flexion (PF) (-7.57 [-10.98, -5.07], p=0.02) and 0° PF (-14.74 [-18...
February 5, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Li Yin, Ruigang Lu, Wen Cao, Lingling Zhang, Wenjing Li, Hong Sun, Ruijun Guo
OBJECTIVES: Two-dimensional (2D) shear wave elastography (SWE) can measure the elasticity of skeletal muscle, tendons, and ligaments. Three-dimensional (3D) SWE has been used to detect breast cancer but has not been applied to the musculoskeletal system. This study aimed to investigate whether 3D SWE could be used in skeletal muscles in vivo. METHODS: The study enrolled 20 healthy volunteers at Beijing Chaoyang Hospital from August to October 2016. Two-dimensional and 3D SWE scans were used to measure the Young modulus of the flexor carpi radialis in the relaxed state...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Kentaro Chino, Toshiyuki Ohya, Emika Kato, Yasuhiro Suzuki
To examine the effect of long-term daily training on athletes' skeletal muscle, this study determined the relation between their muscle thickness and passive muscle stiffness, and compared the muscle thickness and muscle stiffness between athletes and non-athletes. Participants were elite Japanese athletes (278 men, 200 women) from various sports and non-athletes (35 men, 35 women). Rectus femoris (RF) muscle thickness was measured using B-mode ultrasonography and was normalized to the total body mass (muscle thickness/body mass1/3)...
January 24, 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Filiz Ateş, Ricardo J Andrade, Sandro R Freitas, François Hug, Lilian Lacourpaille, Raphael Gross, Can A Yucesoy, Antoine Nordez
PURPOSE: While several studies demonstrated the occurrence of intermuscular mechanical interactions, the physiological significance of these interactions remains a matter of debate. The purpose of this study was to quantify the localized changes in the shear modulus of the gastrocnemius lateralis (GL), monoarticular dorsi- and plantar-flexor muscles induced by a change in knee angle. METHOD: Participants underwent slow passive ankle rotations at the following two knee positions: knee flexed at 90° and knee fully extended...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Adnan Demirel, Murat Baykara, Tuba Tülay Koca, Ejder Berk
Ultrasound elastography (UE) is a new ultrasound-based imaging technique that provides information about elasticity and stiffness of tissues. This cross-sectional study aimed to identify the diagnostic importance of UE in supraspinatus impingement syndrome. Forty-one subjects, aged 38-70 years, were included in the study. UE was used to determine the elasticity of the supraspinatus muscle. The strain ratio was calculated as the evaluation criteria to measure the elasticity of the muscle. High strain ratio indicated low elasticity...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Alexandre Hardy, Camille Rodaix, Claudio Vergari, Raphael Vialle
In-vivo investigation of tendon mechanical properties in healthy subjects using Shear Wave Elastography (SWE) techniques is a relatively new field of study. This work aims to evaluate the elastic properties of the patellar tendon in various knee range of flexion. Twenty healthy adult subjects were enrolled in the study. Shear wave speed (SWS) in the patellar tendon was measured in three different positions: Knee extended, knee semi-flexed (30°), and knee flexed (90°). Mean shear modulus was 50.9 +- 33.1 kPa in knee extension position, 137...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
Fabian Gilbert, Detlef Klein, Andreas Max Weng, Herbert Köstler, Benedikt Schmitz, Jonas Schmalzl, Dirk Böhm
BACKGROUND: Fatty Degeneration (FD) of the rotator cuff muscles influences functional and anatomical outcome after rotator cuff repair. The MRI based estimation of fatty degeneration is the gold standard. There is some evidence that Ultrasound elastography (EUS) can detect local differences of tissue stiffness in muscles and tendons. Shear-wave elastography (SWE) was evaluated to determine the extent to which shear wave velocity was associated with measures of fatty degeneration. MRI-spectroscopic fat measurement was used as a reference to quantify the amount of fat in the muscle belly...
December 28, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Shuhei Ohya, Masatoshi Nakamura, Takafumi Aoki, Daichi Suzuki, Takanori Kikumoto, Emi Nakamura, Wataru Ito, Ryo Hirabayashi, Tomoya Takabayashi, Mutsuaki Edama
Background: Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is one of the most common causes of exercise-related leg pain in runners. Because stopping training due to pain from MTSS could decrease the athlete's competitiveness, it is necessary to construct MTSS prevention and treatment programs. However, the effect of running, which is believed to cause MTSS, on shear elastic modulus of the posterior lower leg is unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of 30 min of running on shear elastic modulus of the posterior lower leg in healthy subjects...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Noriaki Maeda, Yukio Urabe, Shogo Tsutsumi, Shogo Sakai, Hironori Fujishita, Toshiki Kobayashi, Makoto Asaeda, Kazuhiko Hirata, Yukio Mikami, Hiroaki Kimura
This study aimed to clarify the acute effects of static stretching (SS) and cyclic stretching (CS) on muscle stiffness and hardness of the medial gastrocnemius muscle (MG) by using ultrasonography, range of motion (ROM) of the ankle joint and ankle plantar flexor. Twenty healthy men participated in this study. Participants were randomly assigned to SS, CS and control conditions. Each session consisted of a standard 5-minute cycle warm-up, accompanied by one of the subsequent conditions in another day: (a) 2 minutes static stretching, (b) 2 minutes cyclic stretching, (c) control...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
Maud Creze, Antoine Nordez, Marc Soubeyrand, Laurence Rocher, Xavier Maître, Marie-France Bellin
Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis and therapeutic response evaluation of muscular diseases. However, one important limitation is its incapacity to assess the in vivo biomechanical properties of the muscles. The emerging shear wave sonoelastography technique offers a quantifiable spatial representation of the viscoelastic characteristics of skeletal muscle. Elastography is a non-invasive tool used to analyze the physiologic and biomechanical properties of muscles in healthy and pathologic conditions...
April 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Philip Wijesinghe, Niloufer J Johansen, Andrea Curatolo, David D Sampson, Ruth Ganss, Brendan F Kennedy
Cellular-scale imaging of the mechanical properties of tissue has helped to reveal the origins of disease; however, cellular-scale resolution is not readily achievable in intact tissue volumes. Here, we demonstrate volumetric imaging of Young's modulus using ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence elastography, and apply it to characterizing the stiffness of mouse aortas. We achieve isotropic resolution of better than 15 μm over a 1-mm lateral field of view through the entire depth of an intact aortic wall...
December 5, 2017: Biophysical Journal
Abdulrahman M Alfuraih, Philip O'Connor, Ai Lyn Tan, Elizabeth Hensor, Paul Emery, Richard J Wakefield
AIMS: The reliability and agreement between shear wave elastography (SWE) systems using different acquisition methods in muscles is not yet established. The objectives were to determine the reliability of a new SWE system on normal resting muscles using different acquisition methods and to compare its performance to an established state-of-the-art system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Small, medium and large ROI sizes in addition to longitudinal, oblique and transverse orientations over five different locations within the rectus femoris muscle were tested using the new system...
November 29, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
Naokazu Miyamoto, Kosuke Hirata, Noriko Kimura, Eri Miyamoto-Mikami
The passive straight-leg-raise (PSLR) and the sit-and-reach (SR) tests have been widely used to assess hamstring extensibility. However, it remains unclear to what extent hamstring stiffness (a measure of material properties) contributes to PSLR and SR test scores. Therefore, we aimed to clarify the relationship between hamstring stiffness and PSLR and SR scores using ultrasound shear wave elastography. Ninety-eight healthy subjects completed the study. Each subject completed PSLR testing, and classic and modified SR testing of the right leg...
February 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Qi Fang, Andrea Curatolo, Philip Wijesinghe, Yen Ling Yeow, Juliana Hamzah, Peter B Noble, Karol Karnowski, David D Sampson, Ruth Ganss, Jun Ki Kim, Woei M Lee, Brendan F Kennedy
In this paper, we describe a technique capable of visualizing mechanical properties at the cellular scale deep in living tissue, by incorporating a gradient-index (GRIN)-lens micro-endoscope into an ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence elastography system. The optical system, after the endoscope, has a lateral resolution of 1.6 µ m and an axial resolution of 2.2 µ m. Bessel beam illumination and Gaussian mode detection are used to provide an extended depth-of-field of 80 µ m, which is a 4-fold improvement over a fully Gaussian beam case with the same lateral resolution...
November 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
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