Image of mouse taken with PIXImus DEXA (GE Medical Systems, New York, NY)
Animals are maintained on normal chow (Purina 5001) from weaning until DEXA scan is performed at 14 weeks of age.
Displayed below is a sample graph of how DEXA scan observations are presented. In comprehensive phenotypic data packages graphs are interactive. Raw or calculated data and statistics can be seen by clicking on points in the graph.
Figure represents total tissue mass (TTM; top left), lean body mass (LBM; top center) percentage of body fat (FAT%; top right), total fat in grams (FATg; middle left), bone mineral content (BMC; middle center), percentage of lean body mass that is bone mineral content (BMC/LBM; middle right), volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD; bottom left), and bone mineral density (BMD; bottom right) of wild type littermates (green circle), heterozygous (blue triangle), homozygous (red diamond), and recent historical wild type (purple line) mice plotted against long-term historical values (± 2 standard deviations) for wild type animals (green shading). Recent wild type values are calculated from data collected within 60 days of current measures and long-term historical values are derived from data collected on more than 10,000 wild type mice.
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