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MultiScan5000 Specifications

  • Fat %* & Normal Range
  • Fat Weight* & Normal Range
  • Lean %* & Normal Range
  • Lean Weight* & Normal Range
  • Water %* & Normal Range
  • Total Body Water* & Normal Range
  • Dry Lean Weight* (Lean minus Total Body Water)
  • Skeletal Muscle Mass (SMM)*
  • ECW %* & Normal Level
  • ECW Volume*
  • ICW %* & Normal Level
  • ICW Volume*
  • Body Cell Mass*
  • Volume of Over-Hydration in litres (OHY)*
  • Nutritional Index
  • Basal Metabolic Rates*
  • BMR/Body Weight*
  • Average Requirement*
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) & Normal Range
  • BFMI (Body Fat Mass Index) & Normal Range
  • FFMI (Fat Free Mass Index) & Normal Range
  • Waist/Hip Ratio
  • Prediction MarkerTM
  • Impedance Values at 50 frequencies ranging from 5 kHz to 1000 kHz
  • Resistance at 50 frequencies ranging from 5 kHz to 1000 kHz
  • Reactance at 50 frequencies ranging from 5 kHz to 1000 kHz
  • Phase Angle at 50 frequencies ranging from 5 kHz to 1000 kHz
  • BIVA Vector Graph including population reference selection*
  • Cole-Cole Diagram
  • Cell Membrane Capacitance*
  • Characteristic Frequency*


  • Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy (BIS) with Wifi interface for PC communication
  • Volume of Fluid Overload (OHY) in litres
  • Segmental measurements possible using the Prediction Marker
  • Safe and non-invasive
  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight and portable
  • MultiScan®5000 BBIS Software
  • Calibrator to check the calibration of the hardware
  • Test results visible on screen within seconds
  • Portable with rechargeable battery
  • Built-in PC
  • Colour touch screen display
  • Device stores 1000 tests
  • Subject data recall by patient name or reference number
  • Displays actual results & recommended ranges
  • Results seen immediately on a colour touch screen
  • 12 month parts and labour warranty on a return to factory basis
  • Accepts metric or imperial units
  • Quality Clearance: CE 0120 Medical Devices Directive and FDA
  • Available in English, French, German, Italian, Czech, Portuguese and Spanish
  • Non-invasive Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy (BIS), Body Composition Analysis
  • Measurement of Volume of Fluid Overload (OHY) in litres
  • Full body composition and hydration analysis
  • Nutritional assessment of patients on admission and pre/post-surgery
  • Monitor the Prediction MarkerTM during hospitalisation – without the need to weigh the patient and irrespective of gender, age, weight, population group
  • Track potential risk of lymphoedema in post operative patients
  • Monitor Fat-Free Mass (lean mass), rather than Total Body Weight to determine the patient's response to nutritional supplements
  • Determine if weight gain is due to increase in lean/fat mass or fluid retention
  • Monitor cellular health
  • Tests can be performed conveniently at the bedside, versus other more cumbersome and expensive methods
  • Quick corrective action can be taken to improve the health of the patient
  • Ease of use allows for regular monitoring of status as frequently as required (minutes, hours, days, etc)
  • Quick, reliable, cost-effective, reproducible results
  • Far more informative than Body Mass Index (BMI) which does not distinguish between fat and muscle weight
  • Number of measurement parameters can be selected to meet specific needs
  • Trend graphs with the BIS Software, available for quick evaluation for remedial action
  • Exact time of measurements recorded by Real Time Clock
  • Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy (BIS) Hardware Unit
  • Comprehensive Hardware and Software User's Guide
  • Set of 2 lead wires
  • 120 Disposable Long Electrodes (3 packs of 40)
  • Calibrator
  • BBIS Software for the Multiscan5000
  • (No Annual Licence Fee) with free telephone/e-mail software support
  • Wifi Interfact to communicate with PC software
  • Customised Padded Shoulder Bag
  • Pictorial Quick Guide
  • 12 month parts and labour warranty on a return to factory basis (excludes lead wires)

BIAS BIS Windows Software Program

Included with your MultiScan5000 device, the BIAS BIS Software Program. BIAS Body Manager Pro Software program includes the following reports:
~ Onscreen graphs and printouts on the subject's body composition, overhydration, cellular health and BIVA results ~ Body Composition Professional Report
~ Email reports immediately at the touch of a button in a variety of formats including pdf, xlsx, csv and many more ~ Hydration Report
~ Results are downloaded ensuring data integrity protection ~ Health Report (Cardiac Risk)
~ Export input and result data to Excel, xml or csv ~ Weight Loss Report
~ Group filter to allow easy analysis of results ~ Physiology Report
~ Trending graphs available on screen ~ Advanced Report
~ Ability to key in other physiological measurements ~ Open Research Report
~ Alternative Equations for COPD, Competitive Athletes, Children and Geriatric. ~ Advanced Trend.

Clinical Applications for the MultiScan5000

BURNS – Large changes in body fat mass during the treatment of major burns injuries.

CANCER – Improving nutrition before surgery can decrease post-operative complications and length of stay.

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE – Excessive fluid accumulation is associated with increased morbidity and prolonged convalescence after cardiopulmonary bypass.

COPD – Fat-free mass is an independent predictor of mortality irrespective of fat mass...supports the inclusion of body-composition assessment as a systematic marker of disease severity in COPD staging.

CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT – Critically ill patients retain fluid, up to 30 litres and more.

DIABETICS – Overweight and obesity are associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. Thus, it is important for clinicians to accurately measure and monitor the body composition of at-risk individuals and patients with diabetes.

DIALYSIS/NEPHROLOGY – As renal function declines salt & water retention worsens resulting in an increase in body weight due to an increase in water content.

DRUG DOSING – ''... the calculation of lean body mass (LBM) might be an important factor when determining drug doses as opposed to total body weight. This may avoid giving overweight patients a relative overdose of heparin..''

EATING DISORDERS – Bulimic patients with a past had lower percentage of body fat, lower muscle mass and higher percentage of extra-cellular fluid.

ELDERLY – Improved estimation of body composition in elderly subjects by use of age-specific prediction equations.

HIV/AIDS – Body composition testing can be used to monitor lipodystrophy and wasting, two problems associated with HIV.

HYDRATION STATUS/FLUID RETENTION – Measurement of extra-cellular and total body water provides useful information on the nutritional status of surgical patients and may be estimated

LYMPHOEDEMA – Early intervention will reduce the long term consequences of Lymphoedema post breast cancer.

MALNUTRITION/UNDERNUTRITION/NUTRITION – Malnutrition results in a loss of body cell mass (BCM) accompanied by an expansion of the extra-cellular mass (ECM).

NEONATES – Bioelectrical impedance analysis is a simple, non-invasive method of estimating total body water in neonates receiving intensive care. It can be applied to both the assessment of changes in body water and body composition.

OBESITY – Severe obesity is accompanied by large increases in fat mass and alterations in the composition of fat free mass, in particular total body water and its extra-cellular compartment.

OEDEMA – The Development of oedema after major abdominal surgery is associated with increased morbidity

PAEDIATRICS – Body composition in children is of increasing interest within the contexts of childhood obesity, clinical management of patients and nutritional programming as a pathway to adult disease.

PULMONARY OEDEMA – Impedance measurement may be useful in estimating lung water associated with lung injury following cardiopulmonary bypass.

REHABILITATION – Changes in body composition, as a consequence of dietary and exercise modification, contributed to the ''observed'' improvement noted in weight-adjusted peak aerobic capacity following cardiac rehabilitation and exercise training.

SEGMENTAL – There is increased use of segmental impedance in the assessment of diseases that affect body fluid balance.

SURGERY – The development of oedema after major abdominal surgery is associated with increased morbidity. Age and the reduced ability to excrete administered fluid load are significant aetlological factors and bioimpedance analysis can potentially identify patients at risk.

Who can benefit from using the Multiscan5000?

Diuretics, accurate fluid monitoring and the inevitable decrease of lean muscle mass are all concerns for patients, nurses and doctors alike.

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis will meet all these needs non-invasively, giving accurate and reliable measurements for fluid, lean muscle mass, nutritional status and overall cellular health.

Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy has been used successfully in dialysis wards to measure the volume of fluid over-hydration to help determine dry weight, as well as in IC wards to assess nutritional status, recovery rate and hydration levels.

In addition, the MultiScan5000 may be used to detect malnutrition in patients with normal or high body fat. Body cell mass can easily be obscured by an expansion of extracellular fluid which will not be detected by looking at an overall increase in total body weight.

Segmental measurements

Using the Prediction MarkerTM you are able to monitor change in the condition of the body segment over a period of time.

Only the accurate raw Impedance measurement data at 5 kHz and 200 kHz is used to calculate the Prediction Marker.So this is independent of regression equations and therefore does not require the subjects weight, height, gender or age.

However, the important point to remember is that it is CHANGE in the marker that should be focused upon to determine the TREND over a period of time, either hours, days, weeks or months.

The images below show the different types of electrode placements depending on the part of the body which requires measurement.

Segmental Measurement - Chest

Segmental Measurement - Hip

Segmental Measurement - Foot

Segmental Measurement - Hand

Segmental Measurement - Neck

Using your Multiscan5000

Using your MultiScan5000 couldn't be easier – no training is required and the whole process is completely non-invasive, important for the comfort of the patient. The Multiscan 5000 has two main cable leads of which each lead has two crocodile/alligator clips, red and black. These clips are attached to the exposed tabs on the electrodes. The patients' details are input using the pop-up on-screen alpha-numeric keypad so name of patient is immediately recorded on the device.

The measurement works by passing a safe battery generated signal through the body and measuring the bioelectrical impedance at a spectrum of 50 fixed frequencies from 5 kHz to 1000 kHz. Once the test has been performed a complete body composition analysis and hydration assessment is displayed on the touch screen within six seconds which can be downloaded via Wifi for trend graphs and comprehensive health analysis.

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