Korean J Phys Anthropol.  1994 Jun;7(1):25-32. 10.11637/kjpa.1994.7.1.25.

An Assessment on the Human Body Composition of Females with Magnetic Resonance Image


We have tried this experiments about measure of Human Body Fat from transverse body scans with Magnetic Resonance Image (0.5, Tesla). Images were created with a spin echo sequence using a repetition time 500msec, echo time 20msec, and 1cm length between 10mm cross sectional slices, and gained through a whole body. In vivo quantification of body fat with MRI was measured by two healthy Females Volunteers, each cut obtained with MRI was analyzed, traced papers on the view finder, and then digitized, at last calculated for the areas of Human Body Fat. The results of this study can be summarized as follows : Through the analyses of the Ratio of Human Body % Fat with MRI and Densitiometry, in Sub.1, Sub.2, MRI is estimated higher than Densitiometry, that is, Keys & Brozek's Method (1960) has the most remarkable score gaps, 6.94% (Sub.1), 6.21%(Sub.2). Chinn & Alleys Method (1960) has showed the score getting closest to MRI, 1.67% (Sub.1), 1.36%(Sub.2). And Siri's (1956) Brozek et al's (1963), which have been used as the most popular methods, make the difference of 4% approximately. As a result of this study, such as preceding studies about it Ratio of Human Body Composition with MRI has considered to be validated and trusted. Therefore, if we estimate for Ratio of Human Body Fat with much more subjects than this experiments we can suggest that the method with MRI is possible to develope low data adaptable in every field.

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