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Abstract #3436

Spin Densities and Relaxation Parameters of the Spectral Components of Brown Fat and Subcutaneous Fat with Localized 1H-MRS at 3T.

Ronald Ouwerkerk1, Aaron Cypess2, Kong Chen2, Peter Herscovitch3, Robert Brychta2, Brooks P Leitner2, and Ahmed M Gharib1

1Biomedical and Metabolic Imaging Branch, NIDDK, Bethesda, MD, United States, 2Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch, NIDDK, Bethesda, MD, United States, 3PET, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD, United States

1H-MRS was used to measure relaxation properties, lipid peak ratios and water content of white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT) in humans with the aim of providing information that can be used to improve MRI based methods for identifying BAT.

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