Body composition measurements, such as adipose tissue compartments, muscle volumes, and muscle tissue composition are increasingly important in research and clinical context. Up until recently many MR-protocols in combination with analysis methods for segmenting muscle and fat compartments in the body were laborious and time-consuming. This has hindered implementation in large cohorts and in clinical applications. With this .edx file we present a rapid and robust MR-protocol for body composition profiling. This MR-protocol enables accurate measurements of visceral adipose tissue, abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue, thigh muscle volumes, as well as other specific biomarkers such as liver and intra-muscular fat content.
Rapid Body Composition Measurements Reveal Detailed Metabolic Changes in Large Scale Population Studies
Mikael F. Forsgren, Ph.D.; Janne West, Ph.D.
AMRA Medical AB, Linköping, Sweden