Diffusion property differences of the lower leg musculature between athletes and non-athletes using 1.5T MRI

@article{Okamoto2011DiffusionPD,
  title={Diffusion property differences of the lower leg musculature between athletes and non-athletes using 1.5T MRI},
  author={Yoshikazu Okamoto and Shintaro Mori and Yuka Kujiraoka and Katsuhiro Nasu and Yuji Hirano and Manabu Minami},
  journal={Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={25},
  pages={277-284}
}
To compare the differences in diffusion properties—namely fractional anisotropy (FA), three eigenvalues of the diffusion tensor (λ1, λ2, and λ3), and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC)—between athletically-trained and untrained lower leg musculature. Twelve athletes (Group A) and 11 non-athletes (Group B) were recruited. All were females in their 20s. We scanned diffusion tensor images of both calves and compared FA, the three eigenvalues, and ADC in the gastrocnemius medialis, gastrocnemius… CONTINUE READING