Applications of BIA

Historically, the applications of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) have been focused on human body composition. Although peer reviewed literature describes a wide variety of various disease or population specific applications, the migration of BIA technology from research to clinical applications has been slow. One possible cause may be the fact that the potential usefulness of BIA is so widespread and involves so many different medical specialties. Consequently, development of validated applications and the necessary FDA clearances will take time. It is interesting to note that“From 2000 to 2006, the number of papers cited in Medline and containing the keywords ‘bio-impedance’ or ‘impedance tomography’ increased by 56%.”[1] It is obvious that interest in BIA continues to grow.

The purpose of this section of our website is to provide descriptions of current applications of BIA. These descriptions are drawn from a number of sources, but we maintain emphasis on peer-reviewed literature.

Case Studies Several of our customers have been kind enough to write about how BIA affects their work…

  • Lee Trotter, D.O. — Bariatrics Managing Postoperative Complications and Nutritional Deficiencies in order to Improve Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Trotter has also prepared a presentation discussing the usefulness of BIA in bariatric practice.
  • Dorothy VanderJagt PhD. — Research Estimation of the nutritional status of displaced children in a rural area of Nigeria using bioelectrical impedance analysis.

The documents above were not created RJL Systems. Their content is the sole responsibility of the authors.

Peer-Reviewed Papers We also have a collection of published, peer-reviewed journal articles that discuss different uses of BIA in humans, plants, and animals.