Whole‐body MRI‐based fat quantification: A comparison to air displacement plethysmography

  title={Whole‐body MRI‐based fat quantification: A comparison to air displacement plethysmography},
  author={Ute Ludwig and Florian Klausmann and Sandra Baumann and Matthias Honal and Jan‐Bernd H{\"o}vener and Daniel K{\"o}nig and Peter Deibert and Martin B{\"u}chert},
  journal={Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging},
To demonstrate the feasibility of an algorithm for MRI whole‐body quantification of internal and subcutaneous fat and quantitative comparison of total adipose tissue to air displacement plethysmography (ADP). 
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Automatic and quantitative assessment of regional muscle volume by multi‐atlas segmentation using whole‐body water–fat MRI
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Characterization of brown adipose tissue by water–fat separated magnetic resonance imaging
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Whole‐body adipose tissue and lean muscle volumes and their distribution across gender and age: MR‐derived normative values in a normal‐weight Swiss population
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Test–retest reliability of rapid whole body and compartmental fat volume quantification on a widebore 3T MR system in normal‐weight, overweight, and obese subjects
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Value of MRI and MRS fat measurements to complement conventional screening methods for childhood obesity
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An investigation into the effect of body mass index on the agreement between whole-body fat mass determined by MRI and air-displacement plethysmography.
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Consistent intensity inhomogeneity correction in water–fat MRI
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Validation of a fast method for quantification of intra‐abdominal and subcutaneous adipose tissue for large‐scale human studies
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Automated assessment of whole‐body adipose tissue depots from continuously moving bed MRI: A feasibility study
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Quantification of absolute fat mass using an adipose tissue reference signal model
  • H. Hu, K. Nayak
  • Physics
    Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI
  • 2008
To develop a method for quantifying absolute fat mass, and to demonstrate its feasibility in phantoms and in ex vivo swine specimens at 3 Tesla.
Topography mapping of whole body adipose tissue using A fully automated and standardized procedure
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Standardized assessment of whole body adipose tissue topography by MRI
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Automated method for accurate abdominal fat quantification on water‐saturated magnetic resonance images
To introduce and evaluate the performance of an automated fat quantification method for water‐saturated magnetic resonance images, a large number of studies have shown high levels of confidence in the accuracy and efficiency of this method.
Accuracy of wholebody fat quantification with MRI : A comparison to Air-Displacement Plethysmography
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Automatic correction of intensity inhomogeneities improves unsupervised assessment of abdominal fat by MRI
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Rapid automated measurement of body fat distribution from whole-body MRI.
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An accurate and robust method for unsupervised assessment of abdominal fat by MRI
An automatic and unsupervised method for assessing the quantity and distribution of abdominal adipose tissue by MRI is described and evaluated.