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Functional muscle imaging in elite and untrained subjects
Author(s): Shoko Nioka; H. Miura; Hong Long; A. Perry; D. Moser; Britton Chance
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Paper Abstract

Optical imaging technologies have been proven to be useful in brain function studies. Here we show the feasibility of this technology for studying muscle function. We have tested the functions of two important lower extremity muscle groups: gastrocnemius in the calf muscle and two muscles in the quadriceps muscle group during several common muscle exercises. Images obtained during the exercises demonstrated clearly the degree of muscle functions with respect to deoxygenation and blood volume changes. The optical imaging technologies can be applied to exercise physiology and training. It can be also useful for diagnoses, prognoses of certain muscle conditions in clinical and pathological cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3597, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue III, (15 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.356820
Show Author Affiliations
Shoko Nioka, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
H. Miura, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Hong Long, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
A. Perry, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
D. Moser, Graduate Sports Medicine Ctr. (United States)
Britton Chance, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3597:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue III
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano; Bruce J. Tromberg, Editor(s)

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