Detection Of Fasciculations In Healthy And Diseased Muscle Using Ultrasonic

Affiliation
N. Kamalamoorthy *

Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

N . Karthikeyan

Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

Involuntary muscle activations are diagnostic indicators of neurodegenerative pathologies. Currently detected by invasive intramuscular electromyography, these muscle twitches are found to be visible in ultrasonic Images. We presented an automated computational approach for the detection of muscle twitches, and apply this to two muscles in healthy and motor neuron disease affected populations. The technique relies on motion tracking with in ultra sound sequences, extracting local movement inform

Keywords

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, computational analysis, diagnostics, image processing, ultra sound