Valentina Mazzoli


PostDoctoral Fellow


Curriculum vitae




Diffusion Tensor Imaging of skeletal muscle


The mechanical functions of muscles and their ability to generate force and movement is strongly dependent on the geometrical arrangement of muscle fibers (muscle architecture). Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) is a powerful technique that allows non-invasive quantification of skeletal muscle architecture. My research focuses on improving the extraction of meaningful parameters from DTI measurement, and to improve its sensitivity to detect changes induced by pathology and treatment.


Publications


A novel diffusion-tensor MRI approach for skeletal muscle fascicle length measurements.


Jos Oudeman, Valentina Mazzoli, Marco A. Marra, Klaas Nicolay, Mario Maas, Nico Verdonschot, Andre M. Sprengers, Aart J. Nederveen, Gustav J. Strijkers, Martijn Froeling


Physiological Reports, vol. 4(24), 2016 Oct 30


Assessment of passive muscle elongation using Diffusion Tensor MRI: Correlation between fiber length and diffusion coefficients.


Valentina Mazzoli, Jos Oudeman, Klaas Nicolay, Mario Maas, Nico Verdonschot, Andre M. Sprengers, Aart J. Nederveen, Martijn Froeling, Gustav J. Strijkers


NMR in Biomedicine, vol. 29(12), 2016 Oct 30, pp. 1813-1824