Table 1

Comparison of the capabilities of different techniques for body composition analysis

ADPBIADXACTMRI
Total fatYes YesYesYesYes
Total lean tissueYesYesYesYesYes
VATNoNoApproximateYesYes
Volume of individual musclesNoNoNoYesYes
Diffuse fat infiltrationNoNoNoYesYes
Without ionizing radiationYesYesNo (low)NoYes
  • ADP, air displacement plethysmography; BIA, bioelectrical impedance analysis; DXA, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry; VAT, visceral adipose tissue.