Volumetric assessment of epicardial adipose tissue with cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Fluechter2007VolumetricAO,
  title={Volumetric assessment of epicardial adipose tissue with cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Stephan Fluechter and Dariush Haghi and Dietmar Dinter and Wolf E. Heberlein and Harald Peter K{\"u}hl and Wolfgang Neff and Tim Sueselbeck and Martin Borggrefe and Theano Papavassiliu},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={870-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Previous studies determined the amount of epicardial fat by measuring the right ventricular epicardial fat thickness. However, it is not proven whether this one-dimensional method correlates well with the absolute amount of epicardial fat. In this prospective study, a new cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) method using the three-dimensional summation of slices method was introduced to assess the total amount of epicardial fat. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES CMR was… CONTINUE READING