Body Composition Evaluation

Evaluation of Ultrasound Measurement of Fat Thickness and Ribeye Area, II. Repeatability of Measurements.

Authors
  • A. Hassen (Iowa State University)
  • Doyle E. Wilson (Iowa State University)
  • Gene H. Rouse (Iowa State University)
  • Allen Trenkle (Iowa State University)
  • Richard L. Willham (Iowa State University)
  • Deborah Beliele (Iowa State University)
  • Catherine Crawley (Iowa State University)
  • J. C. Iiams (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Data from two feeding trials were used to evaluate repeatability of ultrasound measurements of fat thickness and ribeye area. In each trial, steers were scanned three or four times by one technician. Two beef improvement federation (BIF)-certified technicians with different levels of experience interpreted images from the last scan. Each technician interpreted the image of an individual steer twice on two different days. Repeatability was evaluated as an intra-class correlation. Additional statistics used to evaluate repeatability were the slope and intercepts from a regression analysis, RMSE, and ESD. Ultrasound measurements of fat thickness and ribeye area were repeatable both within and across technicians. The only exception was the across-technician measurements of ribeye area, where an apparent difference in variances of measurements was observed.

Keywords: ASL R1330

How to Cite:

Hassen, A., Wilson, D. E., Rouse, G. H., Trenkle, A., Willham, R. L., Beliele, D., Crawley, C. & Iiams, J. C., (1997) “Evaluation of Ultrasound Measurement of Fat Thickness and Ribeye Area, II. Repeatability of Measurements.”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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01 Jan 1997
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