Body Composition Scanning (DXA)
where matters more.
Looking beyond the bathroom scale.
Accurate measurement of body composition provides valuable information for assessing, monitoring and treating a variety of diseases and disorders. Most people are used to stepping on a scale before every visit to a doctor’s examining room.
But monitoring patients’ weight – while helpful – is at best a crude and imprecise way to assess their health. Today’s body composition measurement tools provide far more complete and precise information that can help support diagnoses and guide treatment.
They can even help athletes make decisions on the training regimens they use to achieve the best performance. Body composition measurement with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) can look beyond weight and the traditional body mass index (BMI) to determine body fat distribution – an important risk factor in a variety of serious diseases.
More broadly speaking, information from DXA exams can prove valuable in conditions, such as:
• Anorexia nervosa
• Cystic fibrosis
• Chronic renal failure
• Wasting syndrome (caused by HIV/Aids)
In all these cases, body composition measurement contributes to a thorough patient evaluation and helps physicians monitor the effects of therapy, diet or exercise. Body composition scans with DXA provide precise and accurate data on bone and tissue composition, including bone mineral density (BMD), lean tissue mass, and fat tissue mass. They provide both total body data and regional results (trunk, arms, legs, pelvis and android/gynoid regions). The measurements are fast and non invasive.
Body Composition Scanning (DXA):
DXA provides precise measurements of body fat, muscle mass, and bone density, offering a detailed breakdown of your body composition.
The data from DXA scans enables personalized exercise and nutrition plans, maximizing results tailored to your body's composition.
DXA helps manage conditions like obesity, osteoporosis, and muscle imbalances by providing crucial information for targeted interventions.
Regular scans allow you to track changes over time, helping you monitor the effectiveness of your fitness and nutrition efforts accurately.
DXA goes beyond weight scales, providing insights into fat distribution, which is essential for understanding health risks and making informed decisions.
Motivation & Accountability
Visualizing progress through scan results can boost motivation, keeping you on track to achieve your health and fitness goals.