DEXA is an incredibly valuable way to accurately assess body composition. It is fast, easy, and reliable. Everyone has different body types and frames, so standing on a scale alone does not paint the entire picture. You need to know how much muscle and fat you are carrying on your body. Results from alternatives to DEXA such as impedance, and calipers often are often misleading, inaccurate, and unreliable. DEXA is the gold standard by which all other methods are compared to for accuracy – it’s that precise. Not only can it measure total body fat and muscle, but it can obtain regional composition such as in the arms, legs, and trunk. DEXA is also the preferred method for screening for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. So if bone health is a concern, having a DEXA scan is a great preventative measure to assess the health of your bones. DEXA is painless and takes only 15 minutes complete. Radiation exposure is very low (about the equivalent of a cross country flight). There is no special preparation before you have the test. You simply lie down comfortably on the machine as the X-Ray scans back and forth over your body. Pregnant women are excluded. So who can benefit from a DEXA scan? Everyone can! Whether you’re just starting a weight loss program or you’re an elite athlete in between training cycles, you need to have an accurate baseline to assess your progress. DEXA technology provides the best solution for people wanting highly accurate data to help with their weight loss and training programs. Repeat the DEXA scan at 6 months and see changes in Body Fat percent and Muscle Mass gained if your diet and training program is working. At Cenegenics Boston we are committed to providing you with the best health and wellness care. We have invested in the state of the art GE Lunar DEXA machine which is able to provide you with accurate measurement of your body composition giving the data we need to help you reach your goals. At the end of the test we will provide you with a detailed report of your body composition results. From there we can work with you to help keep you on track. As you progress, it’s good to monitor these results. We are proud to offer this service to our patients as we work together to provide you with the best in pro-active healthcare.
Can you beat our best patient transformation? A 54-year-old executive lost 5 ½ pounds in 5 months – that was 29 ½ pounds fat lost and 25 pounds of new muscle gained! Only the full-body DEXA can show you that body composition change.
Call 857-263-7490 or email us to schedule your DEXA Scan today.