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AMRA and GE Partner on Body Measurement Tool

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Courtesy of AMRA

During the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna in early March, AMRA announced its collaboration with GE Healthcare to make available the AMRA Profiler protocol on future GE Healthcare MRI scanners.

The AMRA profiler is a cloud-based body composition measurement service which uses images from a rapid, 6-minute MRI scan to deliver accurate fat and muscle measurements.

Traditionally, medical assessments of body composition have been conducted using Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference measurements. But these do not distinguish between the different parts of the body and give little information about metabolic status.

AMRA maintains that precise measurements of a patient’s fat and muscle volumes can provide a more accurate health assessment.

 


About the Author

Celia Sampol has been a journalist for more than 15 years. She worked in Brussels and Washington for national medias (Agence France Presse, Liberation, Europolitics). She's the editor-in-chief of NauticExpo e-magazine and MedicalExpo e-magazine.

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