Validation of Ultrasound Techniques Applied to Body Fat Measurement

  title={Validation of Ultrasound Techniques Applied to Body Fat Measurement},
  author={Jean Claude Pineau and Anne-Marie Guihard-Costa and Michel Bocquet},
  journal={Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism},
  pages={421 - 427}
Aims: To evaluate the accuracy of body fat percentage (BF%) estimates from a portable, non-traumatizing ultrasound device with high accuracy and reliability compared to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), the reference technique. Design: Cross-validation between ultrasound technique (UT), DEXA, air displacement plethysmography (ADP) and bioelectrical impedance (BIA) was developed in the study. Subjects: A total of 89 healthy subjects (41 women, 48 men), aged 48.4 ± 17.7 (mean ± SD), with… 

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