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Validity and reliability of rectus femoris ultrasound measurements: Comparison of curved-array and linear-array transducers

Kendra Hammond, MD, et al.

Our veteran population is at increased risk of developing reduced muscle dimensions because of aging or chronic or acute illnesses. Decreased muscle dimensions, particularly of locomotor muscles like the rectus femoris, are linked to increased illness and death. We provide the first demonstration that measurements of rectus femoris cross-sectional area in nondisabled subjects and elderly veterans obtained with a curved-array transducer connected to an inexpensive hand-carried ultrasound unit are valid, reliable, and reproducible. These results led us to contend that this technique is suitable for crosssectional and longitudinal studies.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.08.0187

Volume 51 Number 7, 2014
   Pages 1155 — 1164


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Hammond K, Mampilly J, Laghi FA, Goyal A, Collins EG, McBurney C, Jubran A, Tobin MJ. Validity and reliability of rectus femoris ultrasound measurements: Comparison of curved-array and linear-array transducers. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(7):1155–64.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.08.0187
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