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The industry gold standard for body composition and bone density
Used by health and wellness professionals worldwide, DEXA Scan is the most objective way to define your body in real time. The results from each scan offer detailed insight into your body composition and bone density, allowing us to determine the best approach to nurture and care for it.
The DEXA Scan is a 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.
Best used as a series for measuring your continued health and longevity, DEXA Scan allows you to optimize your body and use chemistry to you advantage.
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The invisible health risk
Abdominal, or visceral, fat is important to understand because it is a key player in a variety of health problems — much more so than subcutaneous fat, the kind we can see and grasp with our hands. Visceral fat, on the other hand, lies deep within the abdominal cavity, where it pads the spaces between our abdominal organs.
Visceral fat has been linked to metabolic disturbances and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In women, it is also associated with breast cancer and increased need for gallbladder surgery.
Measuring Visceral Fat
There are several methods for quantifying visceral adipose tissue, or VAT, including: waist-to-hip measurement, bioelectrical impedance, dual-energy absorptiometry (DEXA), CT, MRI, and ultrasound.
The most highly regarded of these methods are DEXA and CT scans, so why is DEXA our preferred method? The DEXA body composition scan offers several advantages compared to CT including reduced radiation dose, decreased scanning time, and lower cost. Importantly, obtaining VAT measurements with DEXA is easily performed in conjunction with evaluation of bone mineral density and whole body composition. Curious to see what your VAT measurements are? Schedule your appointment at our Third Ward clinic today.
HOW CAN DEXA HELP YOU?
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Optimize your health with DEXA Scan.
With your DEXA scan results, you can make more informed decisions about your health and wellness. 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.
HOW IT WORKS
Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of a DEXA scan.