Diagnostic Imaging of Skeletal Muscle Exercise Physiology and Pathophysiology

  • Frank G. Shellock
  • Lesia L. Tyson
  • James L. Fleckenstein


For many years, the study of skeletal muscle physiology and pathophysiology did not benefit significantly from radiological technology. This is because older technologies relied upon high-energy photons, such as x-rays and gamma rays, which are highly limited in their ability to detect the mesenchymal alterations that occur during exercise and sports injuries (Chapter 1). Moreover, the ionizing nature of these techniques prevented their use in healthy subjects for obvious ethical reasons.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magn Reson Image Muscle Size Electrical Muscle Stimulation Magnetic Resonance Imaging Appearance 
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  • Frank G. Shellock
  • Lesia L. Tyson
  • James L. Fleckenstein

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