Pediatric brown adipose tissue: detection, epidemiology, and differences from adults.

@article{Drubach2011PediatricBA,
  title={Pediatric brown adipose tissue: detection, epidemiology, and differences from adults.},
  author={Laura A. Drubach and Edwin J L Palmer and Leonard P Connolly and Amanda Baker and David Zurakowski and Aaron M Cypess},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={159 6},
  pages={939-44}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence and factors affecting the detection of active brown adipose tissue (BAT) in children and adolescents using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. STUDY DESIGN A total of 385 positron emission tomography scans performed for various oncologic indications in 172 patients aged 5-21 years were reviewed. BAT activity was detected by visual inspection as present or absent in the neck, thorax, and abdomen based on its well-characterized and… CONTINUE READING