WHAT IS A DEXA BODY SCAN?
The DEXA Scan is a quick and painless, whole body scan that uses medical grade technology to provide measurements of Body Fat, Muscle Mass, and Bone Health.
A DEXA Scan (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry), uses two different types of waves that are reflected by lean muscle, and bone differently. The scanner uses this information to create a detailed map of your body and measure body composition.
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Lie down in the scanner for around 5 minutes while the scanner passes over your body taking measurements. Get results on the spot. These reports provide a T-Score for Osteoporosis and bone health measurement, as well as a breakdown of lean muscle and fat in your body.
To find a DEXA Scan Partner near you click the Locations button above to and enter your zip code.
DEXA scans are great for providing a general health assessment. They are also helpful for anyone looking to optimize their workout plan with precise measurement and tracking, such as dieters, athletes and fitness enthusiasts, or bodybuilders.
DEXA scans are the Gold Standard in measuring Bone Health. They provide the most accurate measurement and diagnosis of Osteoporosis, Osteopenia. A traditional DEXA Scan will provide a T-Score which will tell you based upon your age if you are in danger of breaking a hip or a spine fracture in the future.
While the radiation dose is minimal for a DEXA Scan you should discuss the frequency of the scans with the Partner providing it.
A DEXA scan provides an accurate breakdown of Three (3) critical health markers. These markers include, bone health, body composition and the breakdown in the body between fat and lean muscle. Advanced reporting at some facilities also reflects the amount of visceral fat in the body as well. Visceral fat is the number one predictor of Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes and Stroke.
Many facilities offer DEXA Scan exams. Click the Locations Button at the top of the page to find a partner near you.
A DEXA Scan is considered the Gold Standard in determined both Bone Health and Body Composition without dangerous radiation from a CT Scan.