method for mapping Fatty Acid Composition using three triglyceride spectrum
model parameters (FAC3) was modified into mapping Fatty Acid Composition with only
one spectrum model parameter (FAC1), namely the average number of double bonds
per triglyceride (ndb). Images of a
patient with a lipoma were reconstructed using both methods. The FAC3 ndb map showed large-scale variation
from left to right, giving significant variation between subcutaneous adipose
tissue locations. Measurements from the FAC1 ndb map were consistent within the adipose tissue, offering a
higher level of confidence and more precise measurements.