Single-slice epicardial fat area measurement: Do we need to measure the total epicardial fat volume?

Noriko Oyama, Daisuke Goto, Yoichi M. Ito, Naoki Ishimori, Rie Mimura, Tomoo Furumoto, Fumi Kato, Hiroyuki Tsutsui, Nagara Tamaki, Satoshi Terae, Hiroki Shirato

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Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess a method for measuring epicardial fat volume (EFV) by means of a single-slice area measurement. We investigated the relation between a single-slice fat area measurement and total EFV. Methods and methods: A series of 72 consecutive patients (ages 65 ± 11 years; 36 men) who had undergone cardiac computed tomography (CT) on a 64-slice multidetector scanner with prospective electrocardiographic triggering were retrospectively reviewed. Pixels in the pericardium with a density range from -230 to -30 Hounsfield units were considered fat, giving the per-slice epicardial fat area (EFA). The EFV was estimated by the summation of EFAs multiplied by the slice thickness. We investigated the relation between total EFV and each EFA. Results: EFAs measured at several anatomical landmarks-right pulmonary artery, origins of the left main coronary artery, right coronary artery, coronary sinus-all correlated with the EFV (r = 0.77-0.92). The EFA at the LMCA level was highly reproducible and showed an excellent correlation with the EFV (r = 0.92). Conclusion: The EFA is significantly correlated with the EFV. The EFA is a simple, quick method for representing the time-consuming EFV, which has been used as a predictive indicator of cardiovascular diseases.

元の言語英語
ページ(範囲)104-109
ページ数6
ジャーナルJapanese Journal of Radiology
29
発行部数2
DOI
出版物ステータス出版済み - 2 1 2011
外部発表Yes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Oyama, N., Goto, D., Ito, Y. M., Ishimori, N., Mimura, R., Furumoto, T., ... Shirato, H. (2011). Single-slice epicardial fat area measurement: Do we need to measure the total epicardial fat volume? Japanese Journal of Radiology, 29(2), 104-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11604-010-0524-z