What’s a whole body composition DXA scan?

DEXA

State-of -the-art whole body DXA technology is the Gold standard of body composition analysis.

When is a whole body composition DXA scan used?

Whole body composition DXA scans are able to precisely calculate a patient’s total fat, lean muscle, and bone density. It even calculates visceral fat, which is fat that surrounds the organs and can cause a variety of health problems, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Breast and colorectal cancer
  • Alzheimer’s disease

This full body scan is useful for tracking changes in muscle and fat over time. The results can help patients understand the need for dietary changes as well as what areas of the body to target through exercise to increase muscle mass.