Measurement of the trunk musculature from T5 to L5 using MRI scans of 15 young males corrected for muscle fibre orientation.

Lumbar and thoracic transverse magnetic resonance image scans from T4 to the sacrum were collected from 15 young men at a slice thickness of 5 mm. Anatomical muscle areas and distances from muscle centroids to their respective intervertebral disc centroid were measured directly from the scans, from which physiological muscle areas and muscle moment arms… (More)