Body Composition at the SCTR Research Nexus


Dr. Patrick Flume

Imaging Technologist:

Angela McMillan

Contact Information:

Karen Packard


MUSC, Clinical Sciences Building, 2nd Floor in the SCTR Research Nexus



The Imaging and Body Evaluation suite provides state-of-art technology for measurements of body composition. The Hologic Discovery A Dexascan uses fan-beam technology to increase precision/image quality coupled with low patient radiation exposure for complete hip, AP spine, Total Body Dexa, and forearm scans. Pregnant women, neonates and infants can be studied because of the minimal radiation exposure. The BodPod performs body composition measurements by air displacement in 8-250 kg subjects. 


Body Composition Services are available to anyone conducting protocols as approved by the IRB. Services requests should be sent online through the SCTR SUCCESS Center service request system.



All publications/projects utilizing SCTR Institute services are required to credit the CTSA grant.
The Grant Citation Language is:  "This publication [or project] was supported by the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute, with an academic home at the Medical University of South Carolina, NIH/NCATS Grant number UL1 TR00062."