Calibration of cross-sectional images measured by an ultrasound-based muscle evaluation system

Kiyotaka Fukumoto, Satoshi Muraki, Masayoshi Tsubai, Osamu Fukuda

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Abstract

The quantification of muscle volume can be used to estimate muscular strength. Therefore, we developed a flexible measuring system for muscle volume using ultrasonography. In the measuring process, subjects are not required to perform any muscular contraction, so it is completely safe and particularly suitable for elderly people. The ultrasound probe is installed on a mechanical arm, and continuously scans fragmental images along the body surface. The measured images are then composed into a wide area cross-sectional image. However, the muscle area measured by our system was slightly smaller than that measured by MRI. because the ultrasound probe contacted the body surface with a little pressure during the measurement. The strain then decreases the total image size and its circumference. This paper introduces our developed system and proposes a new calibration method for the muscle area in the thigh based on its circumference.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages432-435
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2009Sep 6 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Other

Other31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period9/2/099/6/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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    Fukumoto, K., Muraki, S., Tsubai, M., & Fukuda, O. (2009). Calibration of cross-sectional images measured by an ultrasound-based muscle evaluation system. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 (pp. 432-435). [5334703] (Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5334703