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Densitometry using the Bod Pod


A volunteer receives instructions before undergoing a BodPod measurement.

The BodPod estimates body volume by measuring air pressure. Computerized pressure sensors determine the amount of air displaced by a person's body as they sit in the sealed BodPod chamber.

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