Gavin Hamilton1, Michael S. Middleton1, Takeshi Yokoo1, Mark Bydder1, Michael E. Schroeder1, Claude B. Sirlin1
1Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States
The multi-peak structure of the fat 1H MR spectrum allows non-invasive estimation of the triglyceride composition of adipose tissue. The study compares variability in triglyceride composition of two locations in subcutaneous adipose tissue to the variability seen between subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue. We see agreement in triglyceride composition in different locations in subcutaneous adipose tissue, but triglyceride composition of visceral tissue varies compared to that of subcutaneous tissue.