DEXA Body Composition Scan
Getting a DEXA body composition scan in crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Total Body Composition analysis using the Lunar Prodigy DEXA with CoreScan™ provides the most accurate information regarding total body fat, visceral adipose tissue (fat surrounding your internal organs), lean mass, bone density, android vs gynoid ratio, skeletal muscle index, metabolic rate and more. It is the gold standard used in research. 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 metabolic risk of developing a variety of diseases including Cancer, Dementia, Type 2 Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, Metabolic Syndrome, and Hypertension. These are some of the leading causes of heart attacks and strokes.
The data on body fat and lean muscle obtained from your DEXA body composition scan is also useful to optimize nutrition for athletic training regimens.
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 Scan. 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. We offer a variety of packages to suit your training and/or wellness goals.