Repeatability and accuracy of a novel, MRI-based, semi-automated analysis method for quantifying abdominal adipose tissue and thigh muscle volumes
2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (Other academic)
Current MRI methods to estimate body tissue compartment volumes rely on manual segmentation, which is laborious, expensive, not widely available outside specialized centers, and not standardized. To address these concerns, a novel, semi-automated image analysis method has been developed. Image acquisition takes about six minutes, and uses widely available MRI pulse sequences. We found that this method permits comprehensive body compartment analysis and provides high repeatability and accuracy. Current and future clinical and drug development studies may benefit from this methodology, as may clinical settings where monitoring change in these measures is desired.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging Medical Image Processing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-128988OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-128988DiVA: diva2:933996
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Singapore, May 7-13, 2016