Incorporates reference data from over 20,000 individuals in the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) study operated by the CDC.5
THE LEADER IN BODY COMPOSITION AND BONE HEALTH TECHNOLOGY SINCE 1987
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 bring it to use for body composition assessment.
The DXA system has long been considered the leader in precise measurements of a person’s percent body fat.1 However, in the past 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 (VAT) Assessment into its Horizon system, Hologic was able to provide physicians with a quick, accurate, and precise low-dose X-ray exam9 to help assess fat, lean tissue, and bone for use in assessing body composition. Today, Horizon DXA system scans feature the latest in technological innovation and are being used in medical, wellness, and athletic settings to optimize health plans and training programs.