The Advanced Body Composition® Assessment, also known as DXA or bone densitometry, accurately measures your body composition, identifying the percentage of fat, lean muscle mass, and bone. We would recommend the Advanced Body Composition® Assessment for one of the following reasons:
The Advanced BCA is part of a whole-body scan. It is similar to having an x-ray, but with much less radiation. During the scan, you lie on your back on the cushioned exam table of the DXA system while the arm of the system passes quickly over your body. It is that easy.
Dr. Val Schulte or Kelly DeBrosse, CNP will print and review the results with you after the procedure. These results can be shared with other healthcare providers or your personal trainer.
A BCA report visually displays body composition data from the scan, showing us clearly where fat and muscle are located within your body. A BCA also measures and identifies the location of visceral fat, an important tool to help predict your risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
With regularly scheduled scans, we can chart changes in your body composition over time to evaluate the effects of weight management or conditioning programs. You can see where you are losing fat and where you are building muscle. These reports help you track progress.
The Advanced Body Composition Assessment requires very little preparation:
This is a self-referred service. Medical FSA and HSA accounts are approved forms of payment.
The scan takes 6 minutes, but you will need to allow 30 minutes from start to finish.
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