Ultra-sound imaging for precision implantation of a multi sensor temperature probe in skeletal muscle tissue

Can J Appl Physiol. 2002 Oct;27(5):527-32. doi: 10.1139/h02-029.


A technique for implanting multi sensor temperature probes in muscle tissue was developed to optimize the accuracy of the tissue temperature measurements and the internal localization of the probe. Real time ultra-sound imaging was used to (a) determine the best perpendicular insertion tract, (b) guide the insertion of the probe in order to avoid major blood vessels, and (c) verify the insertion point relative to discernable anatomic reference structures such as arteries and bone.

MeSH terms

  • Body Temperature*
  • Humans
  • Muscle, Skeletal / diagnostic imaging*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology*
  • Thermography / methods*
  • Ultrasonography