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Abstract #3622

Time-effective MRI-based quantification of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) in morbidly adipose patients

Nicolas Linder 1,2 , Alexander Schaudinn 1,2 , Nikita Garnov 1,2 , Tatjana Schtz 2 , Veronika Peter 2 , Arne Dietrich 2,3 , Thomas Kahn 1 , and Harald Busse 1

1 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Department, Leipzig University Hospital, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, 2 IFB Adipositas Diseases, University Medicine Leipzig, Saxony, Germany, 3 Department of Visceral-, Transplantation-, Thorax- and Vascular Surgery, Leipzig University Hospital, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

MRI quantification of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) has promising applications in risk assessment and therapy monitoring of obesity-related diseases. The aim was to evaluate whether an accelerated, partial data analysis can be used to estimate total VAT in 70 morbidly obese patients. As observed in less obese patients, single-slice volume estimates at vertebral disc levels L3/4 (female) and L1/2 (male) were good predictors for total VAT volume. Analysis of 5 slices was found to be slightly beneficial in both groups. Small volume changes occurring under minor interventions like diets still seem to require a complete analysis of all (here 37) slices.

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