Brief Article
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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 14, 2010; 16(34): 4329-4334
Published online Sep 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i34.4329
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Figure 3 Calculation of the abdominal adipose tissue distribution using computed tomography scans. The total adipose tissue (TAT) area was obtained by applying an adipose tissue threshold to a region of interest (ROI) that was traced around the dermis (1). An ROI was traced around the inner margin of the abdominal wall muscles, and an adipose tissue threshold was applied to determine the area of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) in the ROI (2). The subcutaneous adipose tissue area was then obtained by subtracting the VAT from the TAT.