Age- and gender-related variations of cervical muscle composition using chemical shift encoding-based water-fat MRI

Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Egon Burian, Daniela Franz, Tobias Greve, Michael Dieckmeyer, Christina Holzapfel, Theresa Drabsch, Nico Sollmann, Monika Probst, Jan S. Kirschke, Ernst J. Rummeny, Claus Zimmer, Hans Hauner, Dimitrios C. Karampinos, Thomas BaumAbstractPurposeTo understand fat distribution patterns and ectopic fat deposition in healthy adults and to provide normative data, encompassing the borders of physiological regional muscle composition. For this purpose chemical shift encoding-based water-fat Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was used for proton density fat fraction (PDFF) calculations.Material and methods91 volunteers were enrolled (male: n = 28, age = 36.6 ± 11.4 years; female: n = 63, age = 38.5 ± 15.1 years). PDFF values combined for the multifidus, semispinalis and spinalis cervicis muscles at the level of the 3 rd cervical vertebral body (C3), the 5 th cervical vertebral body (C5) and the first thoracic vertebral body (Th1) were extracted.ResultsThe paraspinal musculature at C3 (14.8 ± 10.1 % vs. 19.2 ± 11.0 %; p = 0.029) and Th1 (13.8 ± 7.0 % vs 17.7 ± 7.4 %; p = 0.011) showed significantly lower PDFF values in men compared to women. Partial correlation testing with BMI as control variable revealed highly...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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