Bunce, S.M., Hough, A.D. and Moore, A.P. (2004) Measurement of abdominal muscle thickness using M-mode ultrasound imaging during functional activities Manual Therapy, 9 (1). pp. 41-44. ISSN 1356-689XFull text not available from this repository.
Ultrasound imaging has been previously utilized in the measurement of muscle thickness and cross-sectional area in research studies, and advocated as a clinical biofeedback tool in the rehabilitation of transversus abdominis function following episodes of low back pain. This paper describes how the thickness of the abdominal muscles can be quantified with a new measurement technique using M-mode ultrasound. The technique uses a custom-made transducer holder that facilitates measurement of muscle thickness changes during functional activity. Limitations of the technique and potential future applications are discussed. The M-mode ultrasound technique may provide an effective method for the non-invasive measurement of abdominal muscle thickness during functional activities.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Subjects:||B000 Health Professions|
|DOI (a stable link to the resource):||10.1016/S1356-689X(03)00069-9|
|Faculties:||Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Health Professions|
|Depositing User:||editor health|
|Date Deposited:||01 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||06 Jun 2013 13:07|
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