DUAL ENERGY X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY
WHO USES DEXA BODY COMPOSITION SCANS?
Whether you are an everyday person trying to lose weight or an athlete monitoring training and performance, DEXA is a valuable tool to help you structure your exercise and dietary programs.
By understanding your body composition and how your bone, fat and muscle mass react to lifestyle changes, you will be able to improve your health through targeted programs and reduce your chances of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE A DEXA FULL BODY COMPOSITION SCAN?
DEXA is the gold standard in measuring body composition, and is accurate to the gram. It is significantly more accurate then Bodpod underwater weighing, bioelectircal impedance, and skin-fold (caliper) measurements.
Understanding your body composition and training progress along the way can give you the motivation to keep going - highlighting when your program is working and when it's not. You'll be able to make more effective and informed diet and training program decisions, just like athletes do, with truly accurate and scientific data.
DEXA body scans deliver a three-component scan which includes fat, lean muscle and bone. The scan also calculates your overall body fat percentage to indicate whether you are within the healthy range for your age-group.
Only DEXA body scans provide regional data, including arms, legs and trunk. This data will help you to see small changes in specific areas of the fat and muscle tissue, ideal for tracking the progress of your program.
DEXA scans enable reproducible results, meaning your progress can be tracked with the highest of accuracy. Measurements errors which can be made in other methods are eliminated and any changes between DEXA scans are real.