Clinical application of diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging in skeletal muscle

Longwei, Xu (2012) Clinical application of diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging in skeletal muscle. M.L.T.J. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 2 (1). pp. 19-27. ISSN 2240-4554

article.pdf - Published Version

Download (894kB)
Official URL:


Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTI) is increasingly applied in the detection and characterization of skeletal muscle. This promising technique has aroused much enthusiasm and generated high expectations, because it is able to provide some specific information of skeletal muscle that is not available from other imaging modalities. Compared with conventional MRI, DTI could reconstruct the trajectories of skeletal muscle fibers. It makes it possible to non-invasively detect several physiological values (diffusion values), like fractional anisotropy (FA) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), which have a great association with the muscle physiology and pathology. Furthermore, other advantages of DTI are the capability of investigating the muscle biomechanics and also investigate the pathological condition of skeletal muscle. Finally, several challenges, which limit the wide application of DTI in skeletal muscle, were discussed. It is believed that this review may arouse in-depth studies on the clinical application of DTI in skeletal muscle in future

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Skeletal muscle; MRI; diffusion tensor; fractional anisotropy; fiber tracking
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.7 Malattie del sistema muscoloscheletrico
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 14:52
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 14:52

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item