Fat and water composition of yellow and red bone marrow

Range red marrow, fat 40% water 40%: yellow marrow, fat 80% water 15% %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Chan BY, Gill KG, Rebsamen SL, Nguyen JC. MR Imaging of Pediatric Bone Marrow. Radiographics. 2016 Oct36(6):1911-1930 DOI: 10.1148/rg.2016160056 p.1912 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID27726743
Comments P.1912 right column 3rd paragraph: "Although red marrow and yellow marrow are described as discrete elements for convenience, they are actually intermixed within the medullary space. Their proportions determine the overall distribution of fat and water (red marrow, 40% fat and 40% water, yellow marrow, 80% fat and 15% water), which ultimately determines the MR [Magnetic resonance] imaging signal intensity. Marrow disease often replaces the residential marrow fat with water."
Entered by Uri M
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