Participants Requested for Body Composition Research Study

UPDATE: Due to the incredible turnout for the study, three additional dates have been added - June 23rd, June 25th and June 27th. The times for these new dates will be 6:00am to 12:00pm. Thank you to all of the participants!


Individuals ages 18-50 are invited to participate in a research study that will compare body composition measurements between the Biospace InBody 720 and the field’s “Gold Standard”, DEXA for the population of active and sedentary individuals. The study will be conducted at Logan University in Radiology during June 16th, 18th20th, 23rd, 25th and 27th from 6:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Subjects will be participating in two different types of body composition measurements including the Biospace InBody 720 and DEXA. The study protocol will consist of:

(1) Scanning of the participant on the DEXA machine, which will take approximately six
and a half to twelve minutes
(2) Measurement of the participant on the Biospace InBody 720, which will take
approximately two minutes

NOTE: Participants will complete a 12-hour fast, will be instructed to avoid exercise for a minimum for 36 hours before testing, refrain from alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours and must be properly hydrated by consuming half your body weight in ounces of water (body weight/2). 

Logan's Dr. Robert Davidson is one of the sponsoring faculty members.

If you have questions or if you're interested in participating, contact Brian Jones by email ( or by phone (636-544-8098).

Assistance Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Alicia M. Yochum is recruiting 25 participants for her research study investigating the relationship of altered biomechanics (pronation) to bone marrow edema and pain in the joints of the lower extremity, the sacroiliac joints and the joints of the lower lumbar spine. 

Students will receive $100 for their time, extra credit in various classes and two educational DVDs at the completion of the study. A sign-up sheet is available in the Department of Radiology, and the first 12 females and 13 males to qualify will be included in the study. You must be between 20-30 years old, have a normal BMI and be willing to restrict running to 10 miles/week. This study will last a total of six weeks (four weeks in pronation and two weeks for follow up.  Please contact Dr. Yochum in the radiology department at 636-230-1834 or

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