Multimodal MRI Evaluation of Physiological Changes on Leg Muscles due to Fatigue after Intense Exercise

  • Mario Forjaz Secca
  • Sergio S. Alves
  • Ana Rita Pereira
  • José Nuno Alves
  • Filipa Joao
  • Antonio P. Veloso
  • Michael Noseworthy
  • Nuno Jalles Tavares
  • Cristina Meneses
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 41)

Abstract

DTI, BOLD and T2 can give us non-invasive information on the functioning of muscles in real time. We used a multimodal approach, that included DTI, BOLD and T2 measurements, to evaluate the physiological changes in several leg muscles, and were able to assess that the soleus and gastrocnemius were the most involved muscles when our volunteers were submitted to intense one legged jump physical exercise conducive to fatigue. DTI, BOLD and T2 can give us non-invasive information on the functioning of muscles in real time. We used a multimodal approach, that included DTI, BOLD and T2 measurements, to evaluate the physiological changes in several leg muscles, and were able to assess that the soleus and gastrocnemius were the most involved muscles when our volunteers were submitted to intense one legged jump physical exercise conducive to fatigue.

Keywords

MRI Biomechanics Function Sports performance 

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Forjaz Secca
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sergio S. Alves
    • 1
  • Ana Rita Pereira
    • 3
  • José Nuno Alves
    • 3
  • Filipa Joao
    • 4
  • Antonio P. Veloso
    • 4
  • Michael Noseworthy
    • 5
    • 6
  • Nuno Jalles Tavares
    • 2
  • Cristina Meneses
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentCefitec, Monte de CaparicaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Ressonancia Magnética - CaselasLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Physics DepartmentMonte de CaparicaCaparicaPortugal
  4. 4.Laboratório de BiomecânicaCruz QuebradaLisboaPortugal
  5. 5.Imaging Research CentreSt. Joseph’s HealthcareHamiltonCanada
  6. 6.School of Biomedical EngineeringMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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