Journal article

Precision of the Hologic Horizon A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in the assessment of body composition

YM Cheung, G Roff, M Grossmann

Obesity Research & Clinical Practice | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: As the number of individuals with obesity increases, so too will the demand for a precise, cost-effective and safe method to better risk-stratify this heterogenous population. Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) area, a body composition measurement has been associated with the many facets of the metabolic syndrome. AIM: To determine the precision of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in providing body composition measurements, including VAT area, using the Hologic Horizon A scanner. METHOD: Thirty participants (mean age 64 years, 47% male), underwent two sequential body composition scans. The coefficient of variation (CV) and least significant change (LSC) were calculated for andro..

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