DXA body composition analysis provides a snapshot of your body’s composition, breaking it down into bone, fat, and lean tissue.
You know the saying, ‘a pound of muscle weighs more than a pound of fat’? Well, it’s a myth. A pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh exactly the same amount…one pound.
But while muscle works overtime, revving up your metabolism even while you sleep, excess fat can have detrimental effects on your health, increasing your risk for diseases ranging from breast cancer to diabetes to heart disease.
That’s why it’s problematic to focus on weight as the sole indicator of your fitness level. The number on your bathroom scale is misleading—it only shows how many pounds you’ve gained or lost—but doesn’t distinguish between your body’s bone mass, fat mass, and lean mass.
While there are any number of tools and methods out there that try – from fat calipers to body mass index (BMI)—none rival the accuracy of DXA body composition analysis.
Advantages of DXA Body Composition Analysis
- A DXA scan is a quick and painless procedure that takes about 10 minutes.
- DXA body composition analysis exposes you to less radiation than a one hour flight.
- DXA body composition analysis is considered the GOLD standard of body fat testing.
- DXA technology is used worldwide by elite athletes, trainers, and doctors.
- DXA is the most accurate technology for body composition analysis, period.
GE’s CoreScan* DXA technology, now available at Bergen Imaging Center, quantifies a patient’s visceral fat (fat tissue that surrounds your internal organs) to help in the prevention and management of cardiometabolic diseases associated with excess visceral fat – including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
The ability of DXA to accurately measure fat, and provide total body composition analysis, makes it an invaluable tool for patients, athletes, and clients who want to track their progress in any fitness program.
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