Special Issue "Novel Imaging Advances in Physiotherapy"
A special issue of Tomography (ISSN 2379-139X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 July 2024 | Viewed by 5582
Interests: ultrasound imaging; neck pain; low back pain; myofascial pain syndromes; elastography; chronic pain; dry needling; manual therapy
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Physical therapists need imaging technology for a broad range of clinical, educational, and research purposes. For instance, ultrasound imaging is used in physiotherapy for diagnosis and monitor pathology (not infringing upon medical specialities competences and limiting our activity to the evaluation of morphological and functional aspects of musculoskeletal structures, such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles), as a rehabilitative tool used to provide biofeedback during physical tasks, as support tool for guiding percutaneous procedures (such as dry needling, percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or percutaneous electrolysis), and as a research tool for measuring the morphology (e.g., perimeter, thickness, distance, cross-sectional area, and volume) and histology (e.g., mean echo-intensity and fatty infiltration percentage) of musculoskeletal structures.
For this Special Issue, we invite researchers to contribute original research and reviews covering clinical, educational, and research uses of imaging techniques in the field of physiotherapy within the competences described above. Diagnostic accuracy studies assessing validity, specificity, reliability, and sensibility of imaging procedures; case-control studies assessing clinically relevant imaging outcomes; and experimental studies using imaging techniques as intervention or as main outcomes, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews are welcome.
Dr. Juan Antonio Valera-Calero
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- ultrasound imaging
- panoramic ultrasound
- magnetic resonance imaging
- computed tomography
- musculoskeletal disorders
- diagnostic accuracy study