MRI for quantitative assessment of adipose tissue
Total and intraabdominal fat distribution in preadolescents and adolescents: measurement with MR imaging by Siegel et al in Radiology 2007 Mar;242(3):846-56. Epub 2007 Jan 23 have found-
"There was a high degree of correlation between single- and multisection MR imaging methods for measurement of subcutaneous, visceral, and total abdominal fat. MR imaging fat measurements strongly correlated with anthropometric measurements. MR imaging percentage of intraabdominal fat measurements highly correlated with DXA abdominal fat measurements. Significant differences were found among healthy subjects, overweight patients, and diabetic overweight patients for total fat volumes but not for fat distribution patterns. Single- and multisection MR imaging measurements for the quantitative assessment of abdominal adipose tissue strongly correlate with clinical and DXA fat measurements."
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