Computerized tomography (CT) imaging has undoubtfully revolutionized our understanding of body composition abnormalities and clinical prognostication. Compelling evidence highlights these images can accurately and precisely measure skeletal muscle mass, and are readily available from medical records of patients with cancer, COPD, kidney diseases, liver diseases, certain cardiovascular diseases, among other settings. This talk will highlight the feasibility of routine measurement of body composition using radiology images.
- To review the theoretical background related to CT body composition assessment.
- To discuss the practicality and procedures of this technique.
- To review the application and interpretation of CT body composition data.