Quantification of percent adipose tissue. For each of the 17 transaxial slices in a given anatomical section, both the total volume and the total subcutaneous (sc) and connected infiltrated (inf) fat volumes were selected using the Connected Threshold Grower tool. Their corresponding volumes were determined using the Voxel Counter tool. The percent adipose tissue was calculated for each slice by dividing the total voxels determined for the sc + inf fat by the total voxels for the slice. The percent adipose tissue was determined for each slice alone and also for the overall section, combining the results from all 17 slices.
Al-Attar et al. BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:11 doi:10.1186/1471-2342-6-11