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Abstract #3277

Separation of Abdominal Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue (SAT) and Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT) based on Wheel-Template in MRI

Steve Cheuk Ngai Hui1, Teng Zhang1, Defeng Wang1, and Winnie Chiu Wing Chu1

1Dept. of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

This abstract introduces the use of wheel-template to perform segmentation on subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) at the abdominal region. The proposed method detects narrow regions between SAT and VAT, and uses line cut to separate two types of tissues based on MRI data. It performs well on obese individuals and the obtained results are correlated to those obtained from a semi-automatic method. A quantitative measurement of SAT and VAT is important as they are developed from different pathways and suggested to be related to different chronic diseases.

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