New Publication: Non-Destructive Determination of Muscle Architectural Variables Through the Use of DiceCT


3D volumes and fascicular reconstructions of temporalis (top) and superficial masseter (bottom) muscles from a crab-eating macaque, using diceCT image stacks and streamline mapping in ImageXd to model individual muscle fascicles.

“Manual dissection is both inherently destructive to specimens, and reliant upon the use of sampling sites to assess muscle fascicle properties and their distribution. We present the results of a digital technique using diceCT to identify and map whole-muscle fascicle distributions within the jaw-adductor musculature of a primate specimen. Comparing these data to dissection results of the contralateral muscles, we demonstrate an ability to determine architectural variables non-invasively through the use of diceCT. Though muscle complexity may impact the convergence between traditional and digital methods, we conclude that this technique offers great potential for future work of whole-muscle mapping, whilst circumventing specimen loss.”


– Lead Author, Edwin Dickinson (@)

Find out more about ImageXd here and read the pub online at The Anatomical Record!

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