Chest MRI May Capture Respiratory Muscle Weakness at Early Stages

Chest MRI May Capture Respiratory Muscle Weakness at Early Stages

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Chest MRI May Capture Respiratory Muscle Weakness at Early Stages

A chest MRI can be used to detect early signs of respiratory muscle weakness in people with Pompe disease, even when lung function is still within a normal range, a study reported. According to its investigators, the findings highlight the importance of these imaging tests to rapidly identify patients in need of treatments that might prevent irreversible damage to their respiratory muscles. The study, “Chest MRI to diagnose early diaphragmatic weakness in Pompe disease,” was…

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