Total Body Composition Testing with DXA
***The GOLD STANDARD in Body Composition and Body Fat Testing


What is a DXA Scan?
Your body is made of water, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals, and fat. Too much fat, particularly at the waist, puts you at a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Overweight refers to having increased body weight in relation to height while obesity is defined as having an excessively high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass. Understanding the total body fat as well as the distribution of fat throughout the body is important in assessing overall health.

Popular assessments of body mass include body mass index (BMI), anthropometry (skin-fold measurements), and hydrodensitometry (water weighing). DXA (Duel-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) is a safe, more accurate alternative to these methods for body fat and body composition testing.

About DXA Scanning
A DXA scan  is a low-dose x-ray. In fact, total radiation exposure is less than a daily dose from environmental sources. The DXA scan procedure is relatively quick and generally takes less than seven minutes (depending on body size).

The individual being tested remains fully clothed and lies still in a supine position for the duration of the x-ray. At the end of the study, a technician will provide you with a printout of your results.



Why DXA?
A DXA scan is the gold standard in clinical body composition analysis. A total body composition test is fast and easy and relatively inexpensive considering the wealth of accurate, reliable information it yields. Its results have been validated through repeated scientific study and are reproducible.
Results from alternatives to DXA scanning are often misleading, as these measurements are not able to distinguish several factors: gender, age, and obesity or leanness of muscular individuals. Also, other instruments are not able to provide regional body fat values.

Who Benefits?
Body composition testing is important for overall health and for athletic performance.  DXA scanning results include lean and fat mass measurements provided in total and by site (arms, legs, trunk).

This information can serve as a tool for athletes whose aim is optimal body composition for the purpose of enhanced athletic performance. Since a DXA scan is reproducible, any future scans will provide accurate fat and lean mass trending information. This is ideal for athletes or individuals in a weight management program who would like to gauge their progress or simply measure their body fat.

DXA Scanning Costs and Options
The cost of our comprehensive DXA scan includes a multi-page color x-ray report, available immediately after your exam.We recommend you consult with a personal trainer, nutritionist, or a physician regarding your results.

Cost
1 DXA Scan: $79
Multiple Scan Packages:  Before and After (2 Scans for One Person) = $149
Follow Your Progress (3 Scans for One Person) = $199

We also offer volume discounts (i.e. corporate/wellness/gyms/personal trainers).

Payment Options
We accept Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Care Credit®, and HSA Accounts.
Currently, insurance will not cover or reimburse you for this service.

Setting-Up Your Appointment
To schedule your DXA scan, click HERE to request an appointment on-line or call 225-647-2294. 

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