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Assessment of Muscle Quality and Quantity for the Diagnosis of Sarcopenia Using Mid-Thigh Computed Tomography: A Cohort Study

Oba et al.
Used Parameters : SMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Japan

Journal : Research square

Background Previously, sarcopenia was diagnosed based on walking speed, grip strength and muscle mass. However, recent consensus has proposed a concern regarding the use of muscle mass measurement for sarcopenia diagnosis due to lack of accuracy; therefore, new assessment methods in clinical practice are required. We investigated the correlation between computed tomography (CT) and various motor function tests to assess the utility of CT as a potential diagnostic method for sarcopenia.
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