Evaluating CMR

Imaging Techniques


Key points

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  • DEXA is a useful tool for assessing total adiposity but is limited in its ability to assess intra-abdominal (visceral) fat.
  • Ultrasonography may be a useful tool for assessing intra-abdominal fat in clinical practice.
  • As measured via ultrasonography, intra-abdominal fat thickness is a correlate of cardiometabolic risk factors.