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BMC Medical Imaging

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Reliability and validity of the ultrasound technique to measure the rectus femoris muscle diameter in older CAD-patients

  • Tom Thomaes1,
  • Martine Thomis2,
  • Steven Onkelinx1,
  • Walter Coudyzer3,
  • Véronique Cornelissen1 and
  • Luc Vanhees1Email author
BMC Medical Imaging201212:7

Received: 1 August 2011

Accepted: 2 April 2012

Published: 2 April 2012

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Original Submission
1 Aug 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Sep 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mathieu Gayda
13 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Takashi Abe
16 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael Ccartwright
30 Jan 2012 Author responded Author comments - Tom Thomaes
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Jan 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
6 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Takashi Abe
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
2 Apr 2012 Editorially accepted
2 Apr 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2342-12-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Exercise and Health Research Group, Department of Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Radiology, University Hospital Leuven