Determination of height, weight, body mass index, and body surface area with a single abdominal CT image

Estella M. Geraghty, John M Boone

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-863
Number of pages7
JournalRadiology
Volume228
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

Keywords

  • Abdomen, CT
  • Computed tomography (CT), utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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