Measurement of fat distribution by magnetic resonance imaging.

  title={Measurement of fat distribution by magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Michael Staten and William G. Totty and Wendy M. Kohrt},
  journal={Investigative radiology},
  volume={24 5},
Because of the important role of intra-abdominal fat in predicting increased risk for diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, methods to quantify intra-abdominal fat are needed. Computed tomography defines quantity of intra-abdominal fat but is associated with significant radiation risk. We explored using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure amount and distribution of intra-abdominal fat. Because MRI has no known risk, the same subject can be studied repeatedly. Six subjects with… CONTINUE READING


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