ATM (Adipose Tissue Mass) is the mass of adipose tissue, including the adipose water. The BCM - Body Composition Monitor device calculates ATM on basis of measurements using a physiological model.
The cardreader is used to transfer data on a chipcard to the computer.
Only the cardreader delivered together with the BCM – Body Composition Monitor can be used.
Chronic kidney disease
DEXA / DXA
DXA (Dual x-ray absorptiometry) is a reference method for determination of bone density, lean and fat mass.
ECW (Extracellular Water) consists of the interstitial water, the plasma water and the transcellular water. It represents the amount of water in the body which is not inside cells. ECW is calculated by BCM - Body Composition Monitor device on basis of the modified Hanai Model using the measured impedance values; it is validated against a reference method (sodium bromide).
The export function in the FMT is used to make data available to another program.It saves the data in the Windows Clipboard.
The ICW (Intracellular water) represents the total volume of intracellularwater. ICW is calculated by BCM - Body Composition Monitor device on basis of the modified Hanai Model using the measured impedance values; it is validated against reference methods (the total body potassium method).
The raw data of a bioimpedance measurement is usually presented in the impedance plane. The x-axis represents the resistance and the y-axis usually denotes the reactance.
Overhydration represents the excess fluid (fluid overload) stored almost exclusively in the extracellular volume of a patient, and is therefore part of the ECW.
Quality of the Cole-optimisation (0 = bad, 100 = very good)
Total Body Water. TBW has been validated using the dilution method (Deuterium).
UFV (Ultrafiltration volume) of the dialysis patient represents the amount of fluid removed in a dialysis session.
V (Urea distribution volume) is used for dose calculations (another term for TBW)
Reactance. See also: Impedance