Estimation of the tissue composition of bellies by a magnetic induction scanner

Gérard Daumas et al., 65th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICOMST), 4-9 août 2019, Potsdam/Berlin, Allemagne, poster

The objective of the study was to develop models and assess the estimation error of bellies composition using a magnetic induction device.
Magnetic induction, which principle takes advantage of the dielectric properties of tissues, was successfully tested by Swan et al. (2001) on bellies, hams and shoulders. Simoncini et al. (2012) estimated fat and muscle composition of hams with a more recent device.
In the following, we draw conclusions based on experimental data on the extent to which such a device can be used to grade bellies.