seca releases medical Body Composition Analyzer

seca, the world's market leader in medical measuring and weighing, launches its medical Body Composition Analyzer, the seca mBCA 514. Equipped with an 8-point electrode Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis measurement method, the seca mBCA 514 determines medically precise values of fat mass, extracellular and intracellular water and skeletal muscle mass - in less than 20 seconds.

Simple, fast and user-friendly, the seca mBCA 514 produces medically relevant results and is validated against the medical science gold standard. The unique standing aid guarantees that the patient is always in the same measurement position and the hand-held electrodes prevent measurement errors and ensures results are always reproducible. "Measuring body composition in a standing position reflects the position of the organs in the body most precisely," stated Professor Dympna Gallagher , Director of the Body Composition Unit at the New York Obesity Research Center. "The standing aid is important for people who are frail or possibly ill and who cannot stand without help while taking the measurement."

The seca mBCA 514 includes six practice-specific modules that offer innumerable diagnostic options and even takes ethnic differences into account when calculating each measurement. With precise ratios such as fat mass to weight or extracellular to intracellular water, physicians can now obtain indications of medical disorders which were previously difficult to diagnose without additional examinations. Furthermore, each module is presented in an easy-to-understand graphic presentation that can be printed for the doctor or patient to review. The module software is configurable for integration into EMR systems.

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