DXA Body Composition

What is this dxa Body Composition all about? Does it live up to the hype?

InsureSPR Health is excited to bring you the gold standard in body composition analysis: Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) body composition scanning.It is a specialised x-ray imaging technique using low radiation

This cutting-edge, research grade technology goes beyond weight and BMI (body mass index) to give valuable insight into your health through precise measurement of bone density, muscle mass, and body fat percentage.

Think of it as a window into the makeup of your body that will help determine the best weight loss, nutrition, and exercise strategy to achieve most for overall health.BMI is a population(group) health measure, but you are an individual as such when coming to your health, you deserve a tool that expresses your individuality -DXA body composition at InsureSPR health does exactly that.

Dxa body composition

Lunar Prodigy™ Advance DEXA technology by GE HealthCare offers a quick, painless, and noninvasive way to better understand your overall health and track changes over time.

Body composition scanning precisely measures:

  • Lean Tissue: The ratio of lean muscle mass that forms the foundation of vitality.
  • Fat Tissue Mass: Your fat tissue mass, providing critical insights into overall health and potential risk factors.
  • Fat Percentage: Your body’s fat percentage, uncovering the deeper aspects of your health.
  • Bone Mineral Density: Accurate measurements of your bone mineral density, crucial for longevity and mobility.

DXA Body Composition Scanning Benefits

The available health measurements like BMI ,waist to hip ratio doesn’t take muscle mass, bone density, and other factors into account. DXA Body composition scanning is a quick, convenient way to gain invaluable insights into your overall health through an in-depth, clinically proven analysis.

With precise measurement of your body composition, a DXA scan has several benefits:

  • A detailed analysis of bone density, muscle mass, and body fat percentage that can be tracked and compared over time to evaluate the effectiveness of lifestyle changes, fitness routines, and medical treatments.
  • An assessment of your risk for health issues, such as osteoporosis and obesity-related conditions, allowing for preventive measures and early intervention.
  • The ability to track changes in muscle mass in body fat percentage to optimize fitness programs, monitor progress, and set realistic goals.

What A DXA Scan Measures

DEXA scanning provides an in-depth analysis of:

DXA body composition sample report

  • Total body fat percentage and amount of lean body mass
  • Android (apple shape) to gynoid (pear shape) ratio to determine where fat is stored, around the mid-section or the hips.This is helpful to determine central obesity which is precursor for heart disease and other metabolic disease such as diabetes.
  • Fat free mass index (FFMI), the amount of body mass that consists of muscle, bone, organs, and connective tissue
  • Appendicular lean mass to height ratio, the amount of lean mass in the arms and legs in relation to height
  • Appendicular lean mass to BMI ratio, the amount of lean mass in the arms and legs in relation to body mass index
  • Resting metabolic rate (RMR), the number of calories the body needs to maintain current mass under resting conditions
  • Bone density to determine how dense the bones are and the risk of osteoporosis and osteopenia

At InsureSPR Health, We will help you understand your scan results and how they relate to your overall health. We will answer your questions ,then generate reports to give you a detailed results.

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