Measurement of abdominal muscle thickness using M-mode ultrasound imaging during functional activities

S.M. Bunce, A.D. Hough, A. Moore

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Abstract

Ultrasound imaging has been previously utilized in the measurement of muscle thickness and cross-sectional area in research studies, and advocated as a clinical biofeedback tool in the rehabilitation of transversus abdominis function following episodes of low back pain. This paper describes how the thickness of the abdominal muscles can be quantified with a new measurement technique using M-mode ultrasound. The technique uses a custom-made transducer holder that facilitates measurement of muscle thickness changes during functional activity. Limitations of the technique and potential future applications are discussed. The M-mode ultrasound technique may provide an effective method for the non-invasive measurement of abdominal muscle thickness during functional activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalManual Therapy
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

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