We utilize ultrasound imaging to provide you an extremely accurate view and measurement of your body fat. Skinfold thickness measures obtained with calipers for determination of body composition (BC) are quite accurate when performed by a trained technician. However, skinfold determination of BC is an estimate or prediction of body composition, not an absolute measurement.
Ultrasound imaging is now routinely used in a variety of clinical settings, and when used to assess BC, is highly correlated with X-ray computed tomography (CT Scan), an expensive procedure and one in which the high radiation dose limits its use for regular body composition measurements. The primary objective of this study was to assess BC via calipers, and to compare those measures with BC obtained by ultrasound imaging.
The Benefits of Ultrasound imaging :
- Calipers measure Skin Fold. NOT FAT THICKNESS
- Ultrasound imaging is used routinely in medicine and has a long history of safety and accuracy.
- Large volume of literature showing that ultrasound can be effective in measuring fat thickness and %BF.
- Beyond %BF ultrasound can be used to measure muscle thickness and “quality”.