Techniques for estimation of an individual's height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and body surface area (BSA) with a single abdominal computed tomographic (CT) image were developed. Eighty-seven abdominal CT examinations performed in adult humans were analyzed. Anatomic structures were outlined on the CT section that included L1. Multiple linear regression analysis was used to derive sex-specific predictive equations. Correlation for height was good (r > 0.65). Relationship between predicted weight and actual weight was good (r > 0.93). For BMI and BSA, r was greater than 0.893 and greater than 0.895, respectively. In this study, predictive equations for height, weight, BMI, and BSA were generated.
- Abdomen, CT
- Computed tomography (CT), utilization
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology