Quantitative MR evaluation of body composition in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

@article{Pichiecchio2002QuantitativeME,
  title={Quantitative MR evaluation of body composition in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy},
  author={Anna Pichiecchio and Carla Uggetti and Maria Grazia Egitto and Angela Berardinelli and Simona Orcesi and Ksenija Gorni and Cristina Zanardi and Anna Tagliabue},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={12},
  pages={2704-2709}
}
The aim of this study was to propose a quantitative MR protocol with very short acquisition time and good reliability in volume construction, for the evaluation of body composition in patients affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This MR protocol was compared with common anthropometric evaluations of the same patients. Nine boys affected by DMD, ranging in age from 6 to 12 years, were selected to undergo MR examination. Transversal T1-weighted spin-echo sequences (0.5T; TR 300 ms, TE… CONTINUE READING