Quantitation of muscles and fat by ultrasonography: a useful method in the assessment of malnutrition in children.

@article{Koskelo1991QuantitationOM,
  title={Quantitation of muscles and fat by ultrasonography: a useful method in the assessment of malnutrition in children.},
  author={E K Koskelo and Leena Kivisaari and Ulla M. Saarinen and Martti A. Siimes},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1991},
  volume={80 6-7},
  pages={682-7}
}
We used ultrasonography to measure muscles in the arms and thighs of 16 children with malignant diseases. Thicknesses of transverse sections of the brachial biceps muscle and the femoral quadriceps muscle were measured by ultrasound at the midpoint of the right arm and thigh. These two measures had a linear correlation (r = 0.76). The ultrasound measurements did not differ from those obtained by the CT scan which was used as a reference standard. The reproducibility of the measurements was good… CONTINUE READING