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Estimating Skeletal Muscle Mass in an Adult Using the Equation of Baumgartner

Purpose:

To estimate a person's skeletal muscle mass based on body measurements using the equation of Baumgartner.

Specialty:

Nutrition

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

M62

Description:

Baumgartner developed an equation to predict the skeletal muscle mass found in a patient by DXA scan based on several body measurements. This can be used to estimate the amount of skeletal muscle when imaging systems are not readily available or affordable for an application. The author is from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

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