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Skeletal muscle diffusion tensor‐MRI fiber tracking: rationale, data acquisition and analysis methods, applications and future directions
The mechanical functions of muscles involve the generation of force and the actuation of movement by shortening or lengthening under load. Expand
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Reproducibility of diffusion tensor imaging in human forearm muscles at 3.0 T in a clinical setting
The aim of the present study was to evaluate a fast clinical protocol to enable diffusion tensor imaging of the human forearm and assess the reproducibility of six diffusion tensor imagingExpand
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Reliability of in vivo determination of forearm muscle volume using 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging
To apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a tool for quantifying muscle volume of forearm muscles feasibility and reliability of volume estimation of the flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) and theExpand
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Techniques and applications of skeletal muscle diffusion tensor imaging: A review
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is increasingly applied to study skeletal muscle physiology, anatomy, and pathology. The reason for this growing interest is that DTI offers unique, noninvasive, andExpand
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Muscle changes detected with diffusion-tensor imaging after long-distance running.
PURPOSE To develop a protocol for diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) of the complete upper legs and to demonstrate feasibility of detection of subclinical sports-related muscle changes in athletes afterExpand
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A novel diffusion‐tensor MRI approach for skeletal muscle fascicle length measurements
Musculoskeletal (dys‐)function relies for a large part on muscle architecture which can be obtained using Diffusion‐Tensor MRI (DT‐MRI) and fiber tractography. However, reconstructed tracts oftenExpand
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Assessment of passive muscle elongation using Diffusion Tensor MRI: Correlation between fiber length and diffusion coefficients
In this study we investigated the changes in fiber length and diffusion parameters as a consequence of passive lengthening and stretching of the calf muscles. We hypothesized that changes in radialExpand
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Diffusion tensor MRI of the healthy brachial plexus
Introduction Diffusion Tensor MRI (DT-MRI) is a promising tool for the evaluation of brachial plexus pathology. Therefore, we introduce and evaluate a fast DT-MRI protocol (8min33s scanning with 5–10Expand
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Diagnostic accuracy of MRI and ultrasound in chronic immune-mediated neuropathies
Objective To assess and compare the diagnostic performance of qualitative and (semi-)quantitative MRI and ultrasound for distinguishing chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) andExpand
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Diffusion‐prepared neurography of the brachial plexus with a large field‐of‐view at 3T
To study diffusion‐prepared neurography optimized for a large field‐of‐view (FOV) to include the neck and both shoulders. In a large FOV poor homogeneity of the magnetic field (B0) often leads toExpand
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