Bone Density and Body Composition Research Core

Presenters:

Kristin Ratliff

Breakout Room:

Bone Density and Body Comp Core

Contact:

617-732-5643

cyu@bwh.harvard.edu

Bone Density and Body Composition Research Core

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s (BWH) Bone Density and Body Composition Research Core is part of the Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Center and Bone Density Unit at 221 Longwood Avenue. This research core uses dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to provide high quality measures of bone mineral density and body composition.

Overview

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s (BWH) Bone Density and Body Composition Research Core is part of the Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Center and Bone Density Unit at 221 Longwood Avenue. This research core uses dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to provide high quality measures of bone mineral density (BMD, VFA and TBS) and body composition (fat, lean tissue, and visceral adiposity).

Dr. Meryl S. LeBoff, the Director of this research core and Chief of the Calcium and Bone Section, and the staff have been performing clinical research scans for over 30 years and are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality control to advance interdisciplinary health sciences research.