Body Composition Scans (DXA whole body scan)
The Bodycomp scan produces a detailed image of the body and a summary of the tissue components. You will learn the mass of muscle, fat and bone for the entire body as well as per arm, leg and torso. We will accurately determine your percent body fat for your entire body as well as for individual sub-regions.
Follow-up scans demonstrate the change in percent body fat as well as any muscle gain (or loss) and the regional distribution of these changes. Does your personal trainer have you on the right program? Are your dietary and lifestyle changes paying off?
A follow-up Bodycomp scan can answer these questions. The results are produced immediately after the scan. The technologist will discuss the values with you after your scan. You will keep an explanation booklet containing your scan results as well as reference normal values and other explanatory info.
Bone Density Scans (DXA scan of the spine and/or hip)
As our population ages, there has been an increase in the number of hip, wrist and vertebral compression fractures. The majority of these types of fractures, in women over 50, are due to a condition called osteoporosis.
Bone density screening scans can help identify those individuals who are at an increased risk of fracture due to low bone mass. During this 7-10 minute procedure, the technologist will image the hip and spine. Although our whole body scan includes these areas, assessing bone density requires detailed images of the hip and spine to produce optimal screening results.
Our screening clinics are great for a group of employees. We bring fracture risk assessment and bone health education together in an informative and upbeat way, encouraging them to focus on preventative health care. This is a screening service, however, we have radiologists available for those who would like their scans read for medical diagnosis.