Body composition and regional fat mass measurement


  • Somsri Uaratanawong Division of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Navamindradhiraj University
  • Kanokon Poonak Division of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Navamindradhiraj University
  • Somchai Uaratanawong Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Navamindradhiraj University






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Uaratanawong ส, Poonak ก, Uaratanawong ส. Body composition and regional fat mass measurement. Thai J Rad Tech [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 28 [cited 2022 Jul. 5];43(1):48-56. Available from:



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