Ultrasound techniques applied to body fat measurement in male and female athletes.

  title={Ultrasound techniques applied to body fat measurement in male and female athletes.},
  author={J C Pineau and Jean Robert Filliard and Michel Bocquet},
  journal={Journal of athletic training},
  volume={44 2},
CONTEXT For athletes in disciplines with weight categories, it is important to assess body composition and weight fluctuations. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of measuring body fat percentage with a portable ultrasound device possessing high accuracy and reliability versus fan-beam, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). DESIGN Cross-validation study. SETTING Research laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS A total of 93 athletes (24 women, 69 men), aged 23.5 +/- 3.7 years… CONTINUE READING
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