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Ultrasound, MRI, Foot muscles, validity, cross-sectional area
Intrinsic foot muscles maintain foot structural integrity and contribute to functional movement, posture and balance Thus, assessing intrinsic foot muscle size and strength are important One way to assess strength of a muscle is by measuring its cross sectional area ( Magnetic resonance imaging ( and ultrasound ( are two modalities allowing for visualization of these muscle bodies MRI has been shown to accurately image the individual muscles but is costly and time consuming US imaging may provide an alternative that is less costly and more readily available The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity and reproducibility of US imaging in measuring intrinsic foot muscle size in comparison to MRI.
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Swanson, Dallin C.; Sponbeck, Joshua K.; Swanson, Derek A.; Stephens, Connor D.; Allen, Steven P.; Mitchell, Ulrike H.; George, James D.; and Johnson, A. Wayne, "Validity of Ultrasound Imaging for Intrinsic Foot Muscle Cross-sectional Area Measurements Demonstrated by Strong Agreement with MRI" (2022). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2022. 48.
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