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International Journal of Body Composition Research 8, 1 (2010) 31-35
Microcomputed tomography: an accurate and low-cost method to assess body composition in small mammals
Caroline Habold1, Stéphane Blanc2, David Brasse1

Computed tomography (CT) is widely used in humans for the assessment of regional body composition. It was particularly helpful in establishing the metabolic complications associated with high visceral fat volume. Physicists have only recently developed microCT systems dedicated to small animal imaging, with adequate resolution and dose delivery, but precision, accuracy and reproducibility remain to be determined.
1 :  DRS-IPHC - Département Recherches Subatomiques
2 :  DEPE-IPHC - Département Ecologie, Physiologie et Ethologie
Sciences de l'environnement

Sciences du Vivant/Biodiversité/Evolution
regional adiposity – innovative technique – longitudinal studies