Body Composition Analyzer

pic_bcaThe Cornerstone Wellness program utilizes a handheld body composition analyzer (BC IV) to assess patient body composition and estimate BMR. The BC IV is a Class II FDA-cleared bioelectrical impedance medical device that has a documented accuracy of+0.5% on average when compared against whole body dual x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Algorithims for men, women and children have been developed and validated by the USC Department of Biokinesiology.

To take a measurement, patients simply grip the BC IV for 6 seconds and results are instantly uploaded, via the internet, to the Cornerstone Wellness Website for review by patients and physicians. The test results, coupled with patient goals, are used to create customized meal plans. Periodic re-tests can be performed and uploaded to track patient improvement and make dietary modifications as needed.