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Southwest Hospital

Bod Pod Testing for Southwest Houston

Want to know your body composition?

The BOD POD® Gold Standard Body Composition Tracking System at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Southwest is safe and fast. It is an air displacement plethysmograph which uses whole-body densitometry to determine body composition (total mass, fat mass and fat-free mass) in adults and children, and can accommodate a wide range of populations weighing up to 550lbs. A full test requires only about 15 minutes, and provides highly accurate, safe, comfortable, and fast test results. 

Price is $50.

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Appointments are preferred; we also accept walk-ins.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8-4 p.m. 

For questions or to schedule an appointment outside of normal hours of operation call 713.778.6236.


Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Southwest
Cardiovascular Imaging Suite
7787 Southwest Freeway, First Floor
Houston, TX 77074

Prior to BOD POD®

  • No eating, drinking, or exercising at least two hours
  • Bring form fitting, Lycra® or Spandex® attire (sports bra, compression shorts). Clothing without cotton is preferred for the most accurate results

Why do individuals need to wear certain clothes during the test?

  • Wearing loose fitting and/or cotton clothing will significantly alter the results.

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