Ultrasound Imaging

The morphological characteristics of skeletal muscles, such as fascicle orientation, fascicle length, and muscle thickness, contain valuable mechanical information that aids in understanding muscle contractility and excitation due to commands from the central nervous system. Ultrasound (US) imaging, a non-invasive measurement technique, has been employed in clinical research to provide visualized images that capture morphological characteristics. However, accurately and efficiently detecting the fascicle in US images is challenging.