3D MRI measuring muscle volume

Researchers from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) and University College London (UCL) have created software which automatically measures 3D muscle volume using standard MRI scans, and are the first to validate and apply this software to patients with muscle problems. The software was originally developed to measure the volume of cerebral cortex from MRI which has revolutionised clinical trials in dementia by providing a quantifiable measure of brain atrophy. www.rnoh.nhs.uk