Detecting mild lower-limb skeletal muscle fatigue with stimulated-echo q-space imaging

Daisuke Nakashima, Junichi Hata, Yoshifumi Sone, Katsuya Maruyama, Thorsten Feiweier, James Hirotaka Okano, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura, Takeo Nagura

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The feasibility of detecting mild exercise-related muscle fatigue via stimulated echo (STE) and q-space imaging (qsi) was evaluated. The right calves of seven healthy volunteers were subjected to mild exercise loading, and qsi was generated using spin echo (Δ: 45.6ms)andthreedifferent STE (Δ: 114, 214, and 414 ms) acquisitions. We concluded that qsi with an increased STE diffusion time can detect mild fatigue in the gastrocnemius muscle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-466
Number of pages10
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Q-space imaging
  • Stimulated echo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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