Computerized Body Composition Analysis with the InBody230 scanner by GE is the first step in all our medical weight loss programs. The scanner measures a number of different aspects of the body including Total Body Water, Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), Impedance of Each Segment per Frequency, Dry Lean Mass, Lean Body Mass, Weight, Skeletal Muscle Mass, Body Fat Mass, BMI, Percentage of Body Fat, and Segmental Lean Analysis.
The InBody230 configures this number by using bioelectrical impedance which uses very small electrical currents that go through different types of body tissue with different levels of ease. Differences in water content within fat tissue compared to lean body tissue affects how the current is conducted. We use these measurements to create a plan for quality weight loss meaning the loss of fat body mass only.
One of the major benefits to computerized body composition analysis is that it can detect types of weight in a way that numbers on a scale cannot. If you lost several pounds of fat mass but gained muscle weight, the number on your scale might not change. It would be easy to get discouraged. The InBody230 can tell when you are burning fat versus other kinds of weight loss, like losing water weight. In other words, computerized body composition analysis tells you the real story of your progress.