Anatomical and functional assessment of brown adipose tissue by magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Chen2012AnatomicalAF,
  title={Anatomical and functional assessment of brown adipose tissue by magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Yin-Ching Iris Chen and Aaron M Cypess and Christina A. Sass and A G Brownell and Kimmo T. Jokivarsi and C Ronald Kahn and Kenneth K. Kwong},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={1519-26}
}
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is the primary tissue responsible for nonshivering thermogenesis in mammals. The amount of BAT and its level of activation help regulate the utilization of excessive calories for thermogenesis as opposed to storage in white adipose tissue (WAT) which would lead to weight gain. Over the past several years, BAT activity in vivo has been primarily assessed by positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan using 2-[18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG… CONTINUE READING
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