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Practical approach for estimation of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue.
Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2007 May; 27(3):148-53.CP

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The first objective was to investigate the correlations between anthropometrical measurements and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) in two cohorts differing in age using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as reference. A second objective was to investigate the potential usage of abdominal diameters in practical estimation of adipose tissue compartments using these cohorts.

METHODS

Measurements of body mass index, waist circumference, sagittal abdominal diameter (sagittal AD) and transverse abdominal diameter (transverse AD) were obtained from 336 volunteers of age 14-70 years. Manual measurements of VAT and SAT from single slice MRI at the L4-L5 level were used as reference. The abdominal diameters were measured from the MR images. Linear correlations between the anthropometrical measurements and the reference were studied.

RESULTS

Sagittal AD showed the strongest correlation to VAT (r >or= 0 x 780, P<0 x 0001) and transverse AD was found to give information about the amount of SAT (r >or= 0 x 866, P<0 x 0001). The ellipse spanned by the sagittal AD and the transverse AD was strongly correlated to the total amount of adipose tissue (r >or= 0 x 962, P<0 x 0001).

CONCLUSION

Strong correlations were found between sagittal and transverse abdominal diameters, assessed using MRI, and VAT and SAT, respectively. These results suggest the use of abdominal diameters in practical estimations of VAT and SAT depots.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Radiology, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. joel.kullberg@radiol.uu.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17445065

Citation

Kullberg, Joel, et al. "Practical Approach for Estimation of Subcutaneous and Visceral Adipose Tissue." Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, vol. 27, no. 3, 2007, pp. 148-53.
Kullberg J, von Below C, Lönn L, et al. Practical approach for estimation of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2007;27(3):148-53.
Kullberg, J., von Below, C., Lönn, L., Lind, L., Ahlström, H., & Johansson, L. (2007). Practical approach for estimation of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 27(3), 148-53.
Kullberg J, et al. Practical Approach for Estimation of Subcutaneous and Visceral Adipose Tissue. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2007;27(3):148-53. PubMed PMID: 17445065.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Practical approach for estimation of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue. AU - Kullberg,Joel, AU - von Below,Catrin, AU - Lönn,Lars, AU - Lind,Lars, AU - Ahlström,Håkan, AU - Johansson,Lars, PY - 2007/4/21/pubmed PY - 2007/6/15/medline PY - 2007/4/21/entrez SP - 148 EP - 53 JF - Clinical physiology and functional imaging JO - Clin Physiol Funct Imaging VL - 27 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The first objective was to investigate the correlations between anthropometrical measurements and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) in two cohorts differing in age using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as reference. A second objective was to investigate the potential usage of abdominal diameters in practical estimation of adipose tissue compartments using these cohorts. METHODS: Measurements of body mass index, waist circumference, sagittal abdominal diameter (sagittal AD) and transverse abdominal diameter (transverse AD) were obtained from 336 volunteers of age 14-70 years. Manual measurements of VAT and SAT from single slice MRI at the L4-L5 level were used as reference. The abdominal diameters were measured from the MR images. Linear correlations between the anthropometrical measurements and the reference were studied. RESULTS: Sagittal AD showed the strongest correlation to VAT (r >or= 0 x 780, P<0 x 0001) and transverse AD was found to give information about the amount of SAT (r >or= 0 x 866, P<0 x 0001). The ellipse spanned by the sagittal AD and the transverse AD was strongly correlated to the total amount of adipose tissue (r >or= 0 x 962, P<0 x 0001). CONCLUSION: Strong correlations were found between sagittal and transverse abdominal diameters, assessed using MRI, and VAT and SAT, respectively. These results suggest the use of abdominal diameters in practical estimations of VAT and SAT depots. SN - 1475-0961 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17445065/Practical_approach_for_estimation_of_subcutaneous_and_visceral_adipose_tissue_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-097X.2007.00728.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -