Characterization of skeletal muscles by MR imaging and relaxation times.


Magnetic resonance (MR) images of three major flight muscles of chicks were obtained with surface coils using a 0.3 Tesla whole body imaging system (FONAR Beta 3000). The two fast muscles, pectoralis major (PM) and posterior latissimus dorsi (PLD), and a slow muscle, anterior latissimus dorsi (ALD), were identified in the axial, coronal, and sagittal images… (More)