Yu Xin Yang1, Mei Sian Chong1, Laura Tay1, Suzanne Yew1, Audrey Yeo1, and Cher Heng Tan2
1Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore, 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
This study presented using MRI to quantify
muscle and fat volumes in thigh for sarcopenic and sarcopenic obese (SO) populations.
The correlation between different thigh components and
patients’ physical performances was also assessed. Results show that
MRI is a promising tool for
early detection of sarcopenia and SO. This may translate to use in clinical
trials and in clinical practice. MRI measurement of inter-muscular fat volume is a valuable component in thigh to
monitor patients’ physical performances.