DEXA Body Composition Scan
The gold standard for precise and comprehensive body fat analysis.
LOCATION: 2109 San Jacinto Bellmont Hall 966 Austin, TX 78712
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DEXA scan at a lab near you + Assessment
THE WORLD’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE BODY FAT ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
2109 San Jacinto Bellmont Hall 966 Austin, TX 78712
+ See What's Included
Detailed digital report with body fat percentage, breakdown of fat mass vs fat-free mass, body fat distribution (incl. visceral fat), bone density, comparison with healthy ranges and population data (percentile, Z-score).
Extensive dietary analysis (macronutrients/micronutrients). We compare your current nutrition profile with clinical guidelines for a balanced diet for individuals like you: sedentary, power athlete, endurance athlete or senior.
In-depth digital wellness assessment: We analyze and score the factors that affect your fitness: Nutrition. Activity, Sleep. Stress. Emotions. History.
Diet and exercise plan (based on 200+ data points from your results): The plan is uniquely designed for you and uses an algorithm to adapt to your results as they change.
See How it works
Why work with Fitnescity
We handpicked some of the nation’s most prestigious medical centers, and partnered to use their equipment and staff for fitness testing.
You receive a detailed report with anthropometric data, interpretation, unique insights, comparison with heathy ranges and population data.
You have access to unlimited chat, phone and email support as you work towards your goals. Your results are always secure and accessible online.
Note: All Fitnescity tests are conducted in a clinical setting (with the presence of a physician, a clinical dietitian and/or a certified exercise physiologist).
HOW IT WORKS
BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
Schedule your DEXA scan visit (30 min).
Recommended attire for the scan: tight-fitting clothing
Test protocol: Arrive metal/ hard plastic free or ready to change. This includes: No zippers, buttons, reflective materials, jewelry or watches, and no bras with clasps or underwire. No metal or hard plastic hair clips or pins. If you have metal in your body (such as a replaced joint or a pin in a bone), please inform us.
Receive YOUR Results
Receive detailed body composition report (total fat mass, lean mass, regional body fat distribution and bone density):
Test results, interpretation, anthropometric data.
The report compares you with people who are similar to you (age, gender and ethnicity).
The appointment includes a short consultation with a physician who will help you better understand your results.
ABOUT DEXA / DXA BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS
Looking beyond the bathroom scale.
Accurate measurement of body composition provides valuable information for assessing, monitoring the human body.
Most people are used to stepping on a scale from now and then. But monitoring weight – while helpful – is not a precise way of assessing health and fitness progress.
Body composition measurement with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) can look beyond weight and the traditional body mass index (BMI) to determine body fat distribution.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The DEXA / DXA body composition measurement technology provides far more complete and precise information than any other weight and and body fat assessments tool.
Body composition measurement with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA / DXA) helps individuals, trainers and physicians monitor the effects of diet and exercise in a precise manner.
Precise, accurate and segmental (regional) body fat data can have many benefits such as:
Supporting decisions on training regimens and nutrition plans.
Understanding and monitoring health risks related to body fat distribution and bone density.
Moreover, the measurements are fast and non invasive.
WHAT TYPE OF RESULTS DOES A DEXA SCAN PROVIDE?
Regional body fat results
Body composition scans with DEXA / DXA provides precise and accurate data on total body fat percentage, total fat mass and fat-free mass. Most importantly, what is unique about DEXA body composition technology is that it provides regional body fat results (trunk, arms, legs, pelvis and android/gynoid regions).
For instance, DEXA scans can give a precise measurement of visceral fat / abdominal fat.
Abdominal, or visceral, fat is of particular concern because it's a key player in a variety of health problems — much more so than subcutaneous fat, the kind you can grasp with your hand. Visceral fat, on the other hand, lies out of reach, deep within the abdominal cavity, where it pads the spaces between our abdominal organs.
Visceral fat has been linked to metabolic disturbances and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In women, it is also associated with breast cancer and the need for gallbladder surgery.
DEXA results often include bone density as well (bone mineral density - BMD).
Please note that DEXA scans do subject you to small amounts of radiation. A whole body scan produces a level of radiation equivalent to flying by airplane from New York to California.
Questions? Contact us:
phone: +1 (888) 348-6372