Body Composition Analysis
Total Body Composition analysis using the Lunar Prodigy DEXA with CoreScan™ provides accurate information regarding total body fat, visceral adipose tissue (intra-abdominal fat), lean mass, bone density, android vs gynoid ratio, skeletal muscle index, metabolic rate and more.
Medical research has highlighted the extreme importance of visceral fat in predicting the cardio-metabolic risk of developing diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, Metabolic Syndrome, and Hypertension. These are the leading causes of heart attacks and strokes.
For the first time within a clinical office setting, we are able to measure and quantify the accumulation of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) using the latest CoreScan™ technology during Total Body Composition analysis. This is a highly accurate and precise method for assessing cardiometabolic risk, more than many commonly used biochemical markers.