Fast adipose tissue (FAT) assessment by MRI.

  title={Fast adipose tissue (FAT) assessment by MRI.},
  author={Suzanne A. Gronemeyer and R. Grant Steen and William M. Kauffman and Wilburn E. Reddick and John O. Glass},
  journal={Magnetic resonance imaging},
  volume={18 7},
We report a method of fast adipose tissue (FAT) assessment to characterize the quantity, and distribution of abdominal adipose tissue. Whole-volume coverage of the abdomen was obtained using 31 contiguous transverse T(1)-weighted images from 16 obese females. A radiologist manually traced all adipose tissue volumes in the images, while a physiologist used an automated method to measure adipose tissue in a single image at the level of the umbilicus. Automated analysis of the umbilicus-level… CONTINUE READING

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