Influence of Muscle Cross-sectional Area in Skin Temperature

Eduardo Borba Neves, Fabio Bandeira, Leandra Ulbricht, José Vilaça-Alves, Victor Machado Reis


The present study aimed to determine the correlations among the arm subcutaneous fat percentage (SFP), arm muscle cross-sectional area (MCSA), arm total cross-sectional area (TCSA), and the difference between core temperature and skin temperature in biceps and triceps areas, measured using thermography. This research focused on a cross-sectional study using a quantitative approach with participants consisting of young, untrained volunteers from the city of Curitiba, Brazil. The total sample size was 20 volunteers including 13 males and 7 females. A statistical correlation between MSCA and core and skin Δ temperature for the right and left biceps (r = -0.487, p = 0.030 / r = -0.518, p = 0.019), and also between TCSA core and skin Δ temperature for the right and left biceps (r = -0.513, p = 0.021 / r = -0.554, p = 0.011) was identified. These results confirmed that arm muscle cross-sectional area influenced skin temperature at the biceps region. This result can also be generalized to other areas of the skin, which show similar characteristics to the studied area.


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Paper Citation

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Neves E., Bandeira F., Ulbricht L., Vilaça-Alves J. and Reis V. (2015). Influence of Muscle Cross-sectional Area in Skin Temperature . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioimaging - Volume 1: BIOIMAGING, (BIOSTEC 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-072-7, pages 64-68. DOI: 10.5220/0005181500640068

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author={Eduardo Borba Neves and Fabio Bandeira and Leandra Ulbricht and José Vilaça-Alves and Victor Machado Reis},
title={Influence of Muscle Cross-sectional Area in Skin Temperature},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioimaging - Volume 1: BIOIMAGING, (BIOSTEC 2015)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioimaging - Volume 1: BIOIMAGING, (BIOSTEC 2015)
TI - Influence of Muscle Cross-sectional Area in Skin Temperature
SN - 978-989-758-072-7
AU - Neves E.
AU - Bandeira F.
AU - Ulbricht L.
AU - Vilaça-Alves J.
AU - Reis V.
PY - 2015
SP - 64
EP - 68
DO - 10.5220/0005181500640068