Fat Determination

Mathew Cassidy cassidym at agresearch.cri.nz
Thu Apr 30 17:04:00 EST 1998


Does anyone know of any non-invasive method which can qualitatively 
distinguish fat tissue from non-fat tissue in-vivo? It must be able to be used 
on a live animal (sheep). Also, to make it harder, it needs to be something 
you can use without actually seeing the tissue (inside the animal). I have 
been told CAT scanning and unltrsound should work. Does anyone know of any 
other methods?

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