3D Scanners: Better Approach to Kids’ Body Measurement?

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Obesity Week 2019 coverage by MedPage Today:

LAS VEGAS — Three-dimensional optical (3DO) whole-body scanning may serve as a safe, cost-effective alternative for measuring body composition in kids, researchers said here.

Positioned as an alternative to dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scanning, the 3D scanner was able to obtain similar body composition measurements to DXA scanning or manual anthropometry, reported Michael Wong, PhD candidate, of the University of Hawaii Manoa in Honolulu.

The findings were presented at Obesity Week 2019, the joint annual meeting of the Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), and simultaneously published in the journal Obesity.

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