Muscle imaging in neuromuscular disease using computerized real‐time sonography

Asma Q. Fischer, Darrell W. Carpenter, Patricia L. Hartlage, James E. Carroll, Sharon Stephens

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The results of a study utilizing computerized real‐time sonography (CRS) to image muscles in patients with neuromuscular disease are presented for 67 patients, 37 with neuromuscular disease and 4 with upper motor neuron disease, and 26 age‐matched healthy controls between the ages of 2 days and 59 years. CRS is a safe, noninvasive, atraumatic method for evaluating a broad range of neuromuscular diseases. It is capable of differentiating myopathies or dystrophies from neurogenic atrophies and floppy infants with “central” hypotonia from those with neuromuscular diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-275
Number of pages6
JournalMuscle & Nerve
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)


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