Prediction of pork carcass composition based on cross-sectional region analysis of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans.

@article{Mitchell2003PredictionOP,
  title={Prediction of pork carcass composition based on cross-sectional region analysis of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans.},
  author={Ashaki Mitchell and Armin Manfred Scholz and Vernon G. Pursel},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2003},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={265-71}
}
Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) was used to measure pork carcass composition by performing a total scan of the right half of 262 pork carcasses (42.7±5.2 kg). The DXA scans were analyzed for percentage fat in the entire half-carcass as well as the shoulder, ham, loin, and side regions. In addition, a total of 14 cross-sections (57.6 mm wide) were analyzed: six in the shoulder/thoracic region, three in the loin region, and five in the ham region. Relative to the DXA measurement of total… CONTINUE READING