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Article: Sonomyographic responses during voluntary isometric ramp contraction of the human rectus femoris muscle

TitleSonomyographic responses during voluntary isometric ramp contraction of the human rectus femoris muscle
Authors
KeywordsContraction speed
Cross-sectional area
Electromyography
Isometric contraction
Mechanomyography
Sonomyography
Ultrasonography
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/biomed/human+physiology/journal/421
Citation
European Journal Of Applied Physiology, 2012, v. 112 n. 7 p. 2603-2614 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper aims to investigate the relationship between torque and muscle morphological change, which is derived from ultrasound image sequence and termed as sonomyography (SMG), during isometric ramp contraction of the rectus femoris (RF) muscle, and to further compare SMG with the electromyography (EMG) and mechanomyography (MMG), which represent the electrical and mechanical activities of the muscle. Nine subjects performed isometric ramp contraction of knee up to 90% of the maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) at speeds of 45, 22.5 and 15% MVC/s, and EMG, MMG and ultrasonography were simultaneously recorded from the RF muscle. Cross-sectional area, which was referred to as SMG, was automatically extracted from continuously captured ultrasound images using a newly developed image tracking algorithm. Polynomial regression analyses were applied to fit the EMG/MMG/SMG-to-torque relationships, and the regression coefficients of EMG, MMG, and SMG were compared. Moreover, the effect of contraction speed on SMG/EMG/MMG-to-torque relationships was tested by pair-wise comparisons of the mean relationship curves at different speeds for EMG, MMG and SMG. The results show that continuous SMG could provide important morphological parameters of continuous muscle contraction. Compared with EMG and MMG, SMG exhibits different changing patterns with the increase of torque during voluntary isometric ramp contraction, and it is less influenced by the contraction speed. © 2011 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/147133
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.328
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.145
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
National Natural Science Foundation of China81000637
State Key Program of National Natural Science of China61031003
Ministry of Science and Technology of China2010CB732600
Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityG-YE22
J-BB69
Grant Council of Hong KongPolyU 5331/06E
Funding Information:

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 81000637), the State Key Program of National Natural Science of China (Grant No. 61031003), the National Basic Research Program 973 from Ministry of Science and Technology of China (Grant No. 2010CB732600), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (G-YE22, J-BB69) and the Grant Council of Hong Kong (PolyU 5331/06E).

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dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal Of Applied Physiology, 2012, v. 112 n. 7 p. 2603-2614en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to investigate the relationship between torque and muscle morphological change, which is derived from ultrasound image sequence and termed as sonomyography (SMG), during isometric ramp contraction of the rectus femoris (RF) muscle, and to further compare SMG with the electromyography (EMG) and mechanomyography (MMG), which represent the electrical and mechanical activities of the muscle. Nine subjects performed isometric ramp contraction of knee up to 90% of the maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) at speeds of 45, 22.5 and 15% MVC/s, and EMG, MMG and ultrasonography were simultaneously recorded from the RF muscle. Cross-sectional area, which was referred to as SMG, was automatically extracted from continuously captured ultrasound images using a newly developed image tracking algorithm. Polynomial regression analyses were applied to fit the EMG/MMG/SMG-to-torque relationships, and the regression coefficients of EMG, MMG, and SMG were compared. Moreover, the effect of contraction speed on SMG/EMG/MMG-to-torque relationships was tested by pair-wise comparisons of the mean relationship curves at different speeds for EMG, MMG and SMG. The results show that continuous SMG could provide important morphological parameters of continuous muscle contraction. Compared with EMG and MMG, SMG exhibits different changing patterns with the increase of torque during voluntary isometric ramp contraction, and it is less influenced by the contraction speed. © 2011 The Author(s).en_HK
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dc.subjectContraction speeden_HK
dc.subjectCross-sectional areaen_HK
dc.subjectElectromyographyen_HK
dc.subjectIsometric contractionen_HK
dc.subjectMechanomyographyen_HK
dc.subjectSonomyographyen_HK
dc.subjectUltrasonographyen_HK
dc.titleSonomyographic responses during voluntary isometric ramp contraction of the human rectus femoris muscleen_HK
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