The use of Body Surface Index as a Better Clinical Health indicators Compare to Body Mass Index and Body Surface Area for Clinical Application

Authors(5) :-I. Shirazu, Theophilus. A. Sackey, Elvis K. Tiburu, Y. B. Mensah, A. Forson

The relationship between body height and body weight has been described by using various terms. Notable among them is the body mass index, body surface area, body shape index and body surface index. In clinical setting the first descriptive parameter is the BMI scale, which provides information about whether an individual body weight is proportionate to the body height. Since the development of BMI, two other body parameters have been developed in an attempt to determine the relationship between body height and weight. These are the body surface area (BSA) and body surface index (BSI). Generally, these body parameters are described as clinical health indicators that described how healthy an individual body response to the other internal organs. The aim of the study is to discuss the use of BSI as a better clinical health indicator for preclinical assessment of body-organ/tissue relationship. Hence organ health condition as against other body composition. In addition the study is `also to determine the best body parameter the best predict other parameters for clinical application. The model parameters are presented as; modeled height and weight; modelled BSI and BSA, BSI and BMI and modeled BSA and BMI. The models are presented as clinical application software for comfortable working process and designed as GUI and CAD for use in clinical application.

Authors and Affiliations

I. Shirazu
Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Kwabenya-Accra, Ghana
Theophilus. A. Sackey
National Centre for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine Department, Accra, Ghana and Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Kwabenya-Accra, Ghana
Elvis K. Tiburu
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana
Y. B. Mensah
Department of Radiology, K'Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana
A. Forson
Department of Radiology, Cocoa Clinic, Ghana

BSA, BSI, BMI, CAD, NPP

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 11 | November-December 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 131-136
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET2184117
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

I. Shirazu, Theophilus. A. Sackey, Elvis K. Tiburu, Y. B. Mensah, A. Forson, " The use of Body Surface Index as a Better Clinical Health indicators Compare to Body Mass Index and Body Surface Area for Clinical Application, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 4, Issue 11, pp.131-136, November-December-2018. Available at doi : https://doi.org/10.32628/IJSRSET2184117
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET2184117

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