Body Composition Analysis

Total Body Composition analysis using the Lunar Prodigy DXA 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.  One of the key ratios affecting your health and risk for metabolic diseases is the relationship of fat to lean muscle.

You may already know that “belly fat” can be a significant factor in determining your health status.  But there is a distinct difference in the subcutaneous fat, just under the skin, and Visceral Adipost Tissue (VAT); deep belly fat surrounding your internal organs.  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.

We have partnered with the FitTrace App to allow you to have online access to your scan results and advanced trending reports.  With the FitTrace App, you will always have access to your DXA body composition data via desktop or mobile. You can easily share your results with friends, a trainer, nutritionist or your physician.  You can even share it on social media, if you are so inclined.