What is an bioelectrical impedance analysis?

Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a method of a method of measuring body composition by using low multi-frequency current that is sent through your body. The flow of current is affected by the amount of water in the body, and thus, provides calculations on fat, lean muscle mass, and water distribution.

What can I expect during the scan?

A type of BIA we use is InBody. With this device, subjects can either stand or sit for this test. They will have to be in the position that they are being tested in for about 10 minutes. Electrodes will be clipped around their ankles and their thumbs/middle fingers. The actual measurement takes about one minute. After the test, you will receive a report like the one below.