Performance Evaluation of a Semi-automated Method for [18F]FDG Uptake in Abdominal Visceral Adipose Tissue.


Department of Vascular Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, HP AA41, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ, Groningen, The Netherlands. [Email]


Severity of abdominal obesity and possibly levels of metabolic activity of abdominal visceral adipose tissue (VAT) are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In this context, the purpose of the current study was to evaluate the reproducibility and repeatability of a semi-automated method for assessment of the metabolic activity of VAT using 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose ([18F]FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/x-ray computed tomography (CT).


PET/CT,Repeatability,Reproducibility,Semi-automated method,Visceral adipose tissue,[18F]FDG,

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