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Measurements of muscle cross-sectional area were obtained using a 5 cm-wide linear-array transducer (15 MHz, HFL50x, SonoSite; Bothell, Washington) and a 6 cm-wide curved-array transducer (5 MHz, C60x, SonoSite).
MRI-measured muscle cross-sectional area and volume
Effects on paraspinal muscle cross-sectional area, fiber type size, and distribution.
Also, the assumption that muscle cross-sectional area is the most important parameter in strength production does not hold when examined with other known variables.
11) This is of clinical importance for individuals with COPD because muscle cross-sectional area directly correlates with functional independence and is a predictor of overall mortality.