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Abstract #2303

MRI Adipose Tissue Volume Measures: Comparison of SPGR and Fast Two Point Dixon Methods at 3T

Stamm E, Eckel R, Du Y, Scherzinger A, Ma J
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Traditional T1 weighted imaging is compared with a rapid Two Point Dixon (2PD) technique for quantitation of abdominal adipose tissue volumes at 3T. The 2PD technique is shown to give larger but more reproducible adipose tissue volumes. Correlation of measured volumes is strong for the subcutaneous fat compartment but not for the visceral fat compartment.