- Why Choose the BodyLogic Scan
- ASPI and the Gold Standard
- History of DXA
- Case Study: NFL Combine Training Program
Why Choose the BodyLogic Scan
The BodyLogic™ scan is considered the gold standard for body composition measurement and is the most accurate way to measure body fat, lean muscle mass, and bone density. The Advanced Body Composition® Assessment, available with the BodyLogic scan on the Horizon® DXA system, provides a comprehensive look at the body, including bone, muscle, limb comparison, muscle imbalances, and more. Its high precision and accuracy make it the most reliable option available today.
ASPI and the Gold Standard
The Applied Science and Performance Institute (ASPI) uses the BodyLogic™ scan to take the guesswork out of human performance. Using data from the BodyLogic scan, ASPI is able to pinpoint muscle imbalances, segmental fat mass, and bone mineral density in its athletes. This level of specificity, precision, and detail allows ASPI to help athletes from the NFL MLB, NHL, and NBA reach their peak performance. ASPI prides itself on offering the BodyLogic scan, the gold standard in body composition measurement.
History of DXA
In 1987, Hologic introduced the world’s first DXA system that set performance standards for many years to follow. For the first time, physicians could accurately and cost effectively assess bone mineral content in the spine and hip. This was groundbreaking technology that laid the foundation for decades of innovation. Since then, Hologic has continued to improve its technology and create new bone density scanning systems.
The DXA system has long been considered the gold standard in the precise measurement of a person’s percent body fat. However, leading up to 2011, there was a lack of accurate reference data from which to define healthful levels of percent body fat and muscle mass. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s “National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey” (NHANES) took on the task of collecting accurate body composition data and in 2008 released the NHANES survey data.
In 2011, Hologic was the first DXA systems manufacturer to incorporate NHANES data into its systems. With the introduction of the Hologic Advanced Body Composition® Assessment with InnerCore™ visceral adipose tissue assessment into its Discovery system, Hologic was able to provide physicians with a quick, accurate, and precise low-dose X-ray exam to help assess fat, lean tissue, and bone. Today, the BodyLogic™ scan available on the Horizon® DXA system features the latest in technological innovation and is being used in both medical and athletic settings to aid weight loss and training programs.
Applying the BodyLogic™ Scan during the ASPI’s NFL Combine Training Program
The Applied Science and Performance Institute (ASPI) combine performance training and elite science to program athletes as they are preparing for their NFL Combine. Trainers and athletes use the BodyLogic scan on their Hologic DXA for a precise measurement of body composition to make the best athletes even better during ASPI NFL Combine Training Program.
The BodyLogic Scan in Action
Today, the BodyLogic scan is being used in a variety of athletic and medical settings. Check out the links below to see where the BodyLogic scan is being put into action to help patients and athletes achieve their goals.