Measuring Human BAT Volume and Activity by Quantitative and Functional MRI

  • Neff, Lisa M (PD/PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


For the proposed study, I will assist with the development of the protocol for cold-activated BAT imaging with FDG-PET/CT, based on our experiences with a recently completed study investigating the effect of weight loss in obesity on BAT activity (as measured using PET/CT). This will include development of the “cooling room” protocol at Lurie Children’s, which we have successfully utilized at NMH. I will also supervise subject recruitment and phone screening. I will perform history and physical exams and will confirm eligibility prior to enrollment of subjects in the study. Finally, I will assist with the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of study data, including associations between BAT activity/volume and markers of cardiometabolic risk.
Effective start/end date7/1/1412/31/16


  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (901494-NU // R21DK103145-02)
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (901494-NU // R21DK103145-02)


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