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Table 2 Summary of body mass index category and midslice diameter measurements

From: Using body mass index to estimate individualised patient radiation dose in abdominal computed tomography

  DAP (cm) DLAT (cm) DE (cm) D RATIO
Overall (n = 50) 24.77 ± 4.53 31.53 ± 3.9 27.79 ± 4.12 1.23 ± 0.13
Underweight (n = 6) 19.27 ± 1.52 27.42 ± 2.23 22.85 ± 2.03 1.16 ± 0.07
Normal weight (n = 26) 23.12 ± 2.74 30.23 ± 1.92 26.22 ± 2.16 1.22 ± 0.11
Overweight (n = 12) 27.35 ± 2.62 32.71 ± 2.37 29.88 ± 2.13 1.2 ± 0.1
Obese (n = 6) 32.22 ± 3.65 38.92 ± 3.89 35.34 ± 2.84 1.39 ± 40.23
  1. BMI body mass index; data as means ± standard deviations of the mean
  2. Underweight referred to BMI < 18.5 kg/m2, normal weight referred to 18.5 ≤ BMI < 25 kg/m2, overweight referred to 25 ≤ BMI < 30 kg/m2, obese referred to BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2