Body Composition clinical trials at UCSF
1 in progress, 1 open to new patients
Ultra Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA): Accurate and Precise Quantitative Multi-compartment Body Composition
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
The central hypothesis is that the combination of measurements from 3D optical scans with standard DXA scans can be used to calculate 4 unique body composition compartments: water, fat, protein, mineral. This is significant because it will allow for accurate assessment of adiposity and functional protein status independent of hydration. The hypothesis is based on preliminary data collected demonstrating the use of thickness and dual energy X-ray measurements to calculate three-compartment breast composition.
San Francisco, California