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Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Determination of Human Body Composition. Methodological and Applied Studies

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Title: Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Determination of Human Body Composition. Methodological and Applied Studies
Authors: Brandberg, John
Issue Date: 6-Feb-2009
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Clincial Sciences. Department of Radiology
Parts of work: I. Brandberg J, Lönn L, Bergelin E, Sjöström L, Forssell-Aronsson E, Starck G. Accurate tissue area measurements with considerably reduced radiation dose achieved by patient-specific CT scan parameters. Br J Radiol. 2008; 81, 801-808.

II. Kullberg J, Brandberg J, Angelhed J-E, Frimmel H, Bergelin E, Strid L, Ahlström H, Johansson L, Lönn L. Whole-body adipose tissue analysis: comparison of MRI, CT and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Br J Radiol. 2009; 82, 123-130.

III. Brandberg J, Lönn L, Lantz H, Torgerson JS, Angelhed J-E, Lönn M, Sjöström L. Computed tomography determination of body composition in multi-center studies. A comparison of two CT-systems. Manuscript.

IV. Franco C, Brandberg J, Lönn L, Andersson B, Bengtsson BÅ, Johannsson G. Growth hormone treatment reduces abdominal visceral fat in postmenopausal women with abdominal obesity: a 12-month placebo controlled study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005; 90, 1466-1474.

Date of Defence: 2009-02-27
Disputation: Fredagen den 27 februari 2009 klockan 09.00, Sahlgrens aula, Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset, huvudentrén, Blå stråket 5, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: X-ray Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Body Composition
Metabolic Syndrome X
Glucose Metabolism
Growth Hormone
Fatty Liver
Intra-Abdominal Fat
Abstract: Background: Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide important research opportunities due to their unique capability of characterizing and quantifying tissues and organs. Ionizing radiation is a limitation using CT, and recent developments aiming to improve MRI for determination of body composition have not been validated. An area with special interest in body composition is obesity research. The prevalence of obesity is increasing and abdominal, in particular viscer... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7698-2
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