Study to Determine the Effectiveness of “The Perfect Waist Circumference Measuring Device"


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine whether abdominal subcutaneous and visceral fat measured by diagnostic imaging correlates with waist circumferences measured by the device.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Any adult ages 18 and over; males and females, any race.
  • BMI ≥ 27 and ≤ 35.
  • Scheduled for an abdominal imaging study at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester.
  • Ability to stand and cooperate for the WC measurement.
  • Ability to consent to the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to stand and cooperate with the WC measurement.
  • Within 3 months of any abdominal surgery.
  • Verbalizes current pregnancy.
  • Any patient who cannot give adequate consent.
  • Any patient with external or intra-abdominal devices that would interfere with the WC measurement.
  • Any painful abdominal condition that could be aggravated by the PWCMD.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Michael Jensen, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Pamela Reich


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