Monthly Archives: October 2016

Marrow fat measures by DECT and MRS

In this study published in Radiology, MMIC investigator Miriam Bredella tested the performance of dual-energy computed tomography (CT) in the assessment of marrow adipose tissue (MAT) content of the lumbar spine by using proton (hydrogen 1 [(1)H]) magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy as a reference standard and to determine the influence of MAT on the assessment of bone mineral density (BMD). She found that dual-energy CT can be used to assess MAT content and BMD of the lumbar spine in a single examination and provides data that closely agree and correlate with (1)H MR spectroscopy data. Read the full article here.