Evaluating CMR

Imaging Techniques

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Key Points

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  • MRI is a criterion method for assessing intra-abdominal fat.
  • MRI can be used to measure ectopic fat deposition in the liver and skeletal muscle.
  • High cost and limited availability currently hinder the routine use of this tool for assessing body composition and related health risk in clinical practice.