Muscle ultrasound is useful to determine inflammation areas in muscle, fat, fibrosis, calcification, and other changes. In addition, this tool is useful for determining the cross-sectional area of muscle and lean muscle tissue and so it is very useful to determine adaptation of muscle in strengthening programs. This tool gives qualitative and quantitative data related to muscle strength. In this lab, structure and particularly the fascicles path in muscle and their changes during the contraction examined. These changes are involved the fascicle Length, fascicle curvature, muscle thickness, orientation and angle of fibers. Mechanical output of muscle studied in this laboratory. In addition, the muscle motor unit recruitment and coordination between muscles and the effect of these indicators on power and performance of muscles and organs examined. In this way, the EMG signal processing and image analysis, computational modeling of musculoskeletal ultrasound is used. In addition, the fundamental aspects of muscle contraction in muscle coordination in patients with spinal cord injury or deterioration of muscle function caused by aging can be studied.
This lab with an area of approximately 20 square meters with an ultrasound device with all of accessories and special software to Analyze images is ready to perform research. This section established in 2014 based on university policies.