A practical and precise approach to quantification of body composition in cancer patients using computed tomography images acquired during routine care.

@article{Mourtzakis2008APA,
  title={A practical and precise approach to quantification of body composition in cancer patients using computed tomography images acquired during routine care.},
  author={Marina Mourtzakis and Carla M. M. Prado and Jessica R.L. Lieffers and Tony Reiman and Linda Mccargar and Vickie E. Baracos},
  journal={Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={
          997-1006
        }
}
  • M. Mourtzakis, C. Prado, V. Baracos
  • Published 25 September 2008
  • Medicine
  • Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme
Human body composition is important in numerous cancer research domains. Our objective was to evaluate clinically accessible methods to achieve practical and precise measures of body composition in cancer patients. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)-based analysis of fat and fat-free mass was performed in 50 cancer patients and compared with bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and with regional computed tomography (CT) images available in the patients' medical records. BIA overestimated… 

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