Estimating dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry-derived total body skeletal muscle mass using single-slice abdominal magnetic resonance imaging in obese subjects with and without diabetes: a pilot study

Scott Baker, Boyd J G Strauss, Luke A Prendergast, Sianna Panagiotopoulos, Georgina E Thomas, T Vu, Joe Proietto, George Jerums

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Single-slice abdominal computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed to measure visceral adipose tissue in individuals with obesity and diabetes mellitus can also image skeletal muscle. The aim of this study was to validate a method developed in cancer patients using a single abdominal cross-sectional image to estimate fat-free mass (FFM) and appendicular lean tissue mass index (LTMI), a total body skeletal muscle mass surrogate, in an obese cohort of subjects with and without type 2 diabetes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628 - 632
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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