Body Composition Analysis

  • Sydney Lou Bonnick
  • Lori Ann Lewis


Most full-size central DXA densitometers have software options to determine body composition from a total body bone density study. This application was first developed for dual photon absorptiometers, but the almost 1-h scan time made such measurements clinically impractical. In contrast, today’s DXA devices can perform total body scans in a matter of minutes. In spite of this dramatic improvement in speed, body composition assessment with DXA remains an underutilized application.


Body Composition Visceral Adipose Tissue Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Abdominal Adipose Tissue Body Composition Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sydney Lou Bonnick
    • 1
  • Lori Ann Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Research Center of North TexasDentonUSA

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