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Abstract #2579

MRI Changes in Visceral Fat in Crohn’s Disease

Iyad Naim1,2, Gordon Moran2, Penny Gowland1,2, Caroline Hoad1,2, E Simpson 2,3, and Jordan McGing2
1Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, School of Physics, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2Nottingham Digestive Disease Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 3Metabolic and Molecular Physiology, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre Campus, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Crohn’s disease (CD) is an inflammatory bowel disease which effects 150k people in the UK alone. Visceral fat hypertrophy is a characteristic radiological finding in CD.To date radiologists just describe it but are not able to provide more objective data regarding visceral fat volume. In this retrospective study we used 2-point mDixon fat Images along with image processing techniques to study visceral fat properties in CD patients compared with healthy volunteers. The data demonstrated a tendency of CD patients to have a higher ratio of visceral fat and more volume of intestines fully surrounded by fat compared with healthy volunteers.

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