Obesity and fat quantification in lean tissues using three-point Dixon MR imaging

@article{Kovanlikaya2005ObesityAF,
  title={Obesity and fat quantification in lean tissues using three-point Dixon MR imaging},
  author={Arzu Kovanlikaya and Steven D. Mittelman and Andrette Ward and Mitchell E Geffner and Frederick Dorey and Vicente Gilsanz},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={601-607}
}
Background: It has been suggested that increased hepatic and intramuscular fat is associated with insulin resistance, and that increased pancreatic fat is related to impaired insulin secretion. Objective: We postulated that in obese nondiabetic teenagers insulin levels would be directly related to increases in intramuscular and hepatic fat and inversely related to increases in pancreatic fat. Materials and methods: MRI was used to assess the percentage of fat in the liver, muscle and pancreas… CONTINUE READING