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AI-Driven Muscle Metrics Aids the Growth Standards for Kids
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AI-Driven Muscle Metrics Aids the Growth Standards for Kids

"Pediatric cancer patients often struggle with low muscle mass, but there is no standard way to measure this. We were motivated to use artificial intelligence to measure temporalis muscle thickness and create a standardized reference," said senior author Ben Kann, MD, a radiation oncologist in the Brigham's Department of Radiation Oncology and Mass General Brigham's Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program. "Our methodology produced a growth chart that we can use to track muscle thickness within developing children quickly and in real time. Through this, we can determine whether they are growing within an ideal range." Advertisement Lean muscle mass in humans has been linked to quality of life, and daily functional statu...