muscle biopsy

Could MRI be better than muscle biopsy in measuring disease progression and therapy effectiveness in Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

posted on May 17, 2010 - 1:20pm
The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an assessment tool in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is being studied by former MDA grantee Krista Vandenborne, through a $7.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of the study is to assess whether MRI technology can be used as a precise, noninvasive measure of muscle tissue, gauging both disease...
posted on August 1, 2000 - 10:59am
A muscle biopsy is a surgical procedure in which one or more small pieces of muscle tissue are removed for further microscopic or biochemical examination. The procedure, often used in the diagnosis of a neuromuscular disorder, is considered "minor" surgery and is usually performed under local anesthetic.