Analysis of thigh cross-sectional proportion using the portable ultrasound imaging system

Osamu Fukuda, Tatsuma Shimizu, Hiroshi Okumura, Kohei Arai, Kiyotaka Fukumoto, Satoshi Muraki

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Abstract

To evaluate capacity of the elderly body and the extremities, we developed a measurement system for thigh cross-sectional image. The cross-sectional images were suitable for observing muscle volume. Some previous studies estimated muscular strength based on muscle volume measured the medical images. However there were no studies that used information regarding proportion in human extremities, e. g. muscles, subcutaneous fat and a bone. In this case, the measurements provide the same results even if the proportion is different among two people. We have investigated changes of thigh proportion by age and gender using the cross-sectional ultrasound images. In the survey, 150 ultrasound echo images and the body measurements (height, weight, and so on) were used. We conducted t-test between two groups that have different age, and discussed the causes of their differences. The statistical analysis revealed that the proportion of human thigh was dramatically changed with aging; the shape of thigh outline was deformed and the position of the thigh bone in the cross-sectional image was moved. We considered that the decreasing of the tissue elasticity with aging is responsible for these changes. The proportion analysis can be expected to be a new approach for developing a novel evaluation technique of the elderly body and extremity ability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509033706
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 18 2016
Event18th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Sep 14 2016Sep 17 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2016

Other

Other18th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2016
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period9/14/169/17/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Informatics

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    Fukuda, O., Shimizu, T., Okumura, H., Arai, K., Fukumoto, K., & Muraki, S. (2016). Analysis of thigh cross-sectional proportion using the portable ultrasound imaging system. In 2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2016 [7749449] (2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2016.7749449