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Fig. 2 | BMC Geriatrics

Fig. 2

From: Correlation between the Charlson comorbidity index and skeletal muscle mass/physical performance in hospitalized older people potentially suffering from sarcopenia

Fig. 2

Thoracic SMI with CT of low skeletal muscle mass and normal skeletal muscle mass. Axial computed tomography images of the twelfth thoracic region, with skeletal muscle highlighted in red (40 to 80 Hounsfield units). (a) Example of an elderly male patient with a low T12 SMI (< 42.6 cm2/m2). (b) Example of an elderly male patient with a high T12 SMI (> 42.6 cm2/m2). SMI: skeletal muscle index, CT: computed tomography

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