We analyzed the correlations between the T2 shift and integrated electromyographic (iEMG) values in the masseter and temporal muscles. Six healthy adults engaged in a clenching task over two durations at various bite forces. We evaluated the mean T2 shift per voxel and assessed their correlations with iEMG using a linear mixed model. The regression coefficients were different for each muscle type, similar for the left and right sides, and decreased upon doubling duration.
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Masticatory muscle
- Transverse relaxation time
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging