In vivo determination of body composition of rats using magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Tang2000InVD,
  title={In vivo determination of body composition of rats using magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={H. Babette Tang and J Vasselli and E Wu and Dympna Gallagher},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={904},
  pages={32-41}
}
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has potential as an instrument to measure body composition because it can discriminate various soft tissues in vivo. These soft tissues include adipose tissue, muscle, organs, and brain. We report on preliminary studies using a 4.2-tesla MRI for measuring body composition in the mouse and rat. We employed image segmentation methods that include an image correction method, a necessary requirement when the images are taken in the presence of nonuniform radio… CONTINUE READING