If you are interested about knowing more about your fitness and health, you may want to know more than just the number on the scale. An imaging exam of your body composition can provide a full picture of your overall fitness heath. To see the amount of fat, lean muscle and bone in your body is the most accurate way to know for sure if you are on track toward your goals. *For this exam, the minimum age is 20 years old, patients under twenty must have a doctor’s order prior to exam.
A body composition exam is performed with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The imaging technology uses small amounts of X-ray to capture a total image of the body. With pinpoint clinical accuracy, this technique measures the distribution of fat, lean muscle and bone throughout the body.
A body composition test allows you to:
Measure total body fat percentage
Set and track goals for fitness and weight-loss
Monitor effectiveness of fitness training
Evaluate bone density (assess risk for osteoporosis)