The GOLD Standard in Body Composition Measurement

Can body volume be determined by PET?

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2005 May;32(5):564-8. Epub 2004 Dec 15.

Hentschel M1, Paul D, Korsten-Reck U, Mix M, Müller F, Merk S, Moser E, Brink I.


PET can be used as a supplementary method for experimental determination of whole-body volume and total body fat in tumour patients. The fat content can be used to calculate the LBM and to determine body weight-independent SUVs (SUV(LBM)).

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