DEXA Body Composition Scan 

 

In this paragraph, I’ll explain why getting a DEXA body composition scan is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  First, 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. Secondly, it is the gold standard used in research.  It is, therefore, the most accurate measurement. Lastly, 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 Adipose Tissue (VAT); deep belly fat surrounding your internal organs.  Importantly, medical research has highlighted the extreme importance of visceral fat in predicting metabolic risk. That is, the 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.  There is also a strong correlation between excess visceral fat and dying prematurely.

Moreover, 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.
DEXA body composition scan in west hartford, CT

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 blood tests and other biochemical markers.

 

FitTrace App

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.

 

 

 

QR Code for DEXA Scan App

Scan the QR code to access and/ or download our DEXA Scan App.  In it, you’ll be able to select your scan or scan package, pay for the scan, sign the consent form and schedule your DEXA scan.

Prices are:

  • $225 for 1 scan
  • $630 for 3 scan package ($210/scan)
  • $780 for 4 scan package ($190/scan)

Packages must be completed within 12 months of your initial scan.