DXA (DEXA) Scan & Fat Testing

DXA (DEXA) SCAN BODY COMPOSITION

& FAT TESTING IN SEATTLE AREA

DXA, sometimes referred to as a DEXA Scan, is the newest and most accurate test for determining an individual’s body composition, body fat, lean muscle and even bone mineral content and density.  It uses a very low dose X-Ray for clinical testing and measurement of body composition and body fat.

The DXA (DEXA) whole body composition scan test is now available to the public in the Seattle Area and the Eastside Bellevue / Kirkland area at The Washington Institute of Sports Medicine, located in Kirkland Washington. No physician referral is needed.

Historically, the DXA (DEXA) scan has been used to clinically assess bone density in individuals who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis. This same technology has been perfected and is now offered for body composition and the clinical assessment of Bone, Muscle and body fat.

The DXA (DEXA) whole body composition scan test takes just six minutes and is capable of illustrating a picture map of the body outlining skeletal bone mass, lean muscle mass and body fat masses. The report not only gives you a picture map of your body composition, but it also provides you with exact body geographical regions for bone mass and weight, lean muscle mass and weight, and fat mass, weight and body fat percentage. It breaks down body composition by regions:
1. Left Arm   2. Right Arm   3. Left Leg   4. Right Leg   5.  Trunk (which also sections out where you store extra visceral fat (Waist vs. Hips)

DXA  BODY COMPOSITION RESULTS

BODY REGION

FAT MASSLbs LEAN MASSLbs TOTAL MASS Lbs FAT

PERCENT

L Arm

2.6

7.9 10.5 24.8

R Arm

3.1 8.6 11.7

26.5

Trunk

21.2 63.9 85.1

24.9

L Leg

8.5 22.2 30.7

27.7

R Leg

9.4 21.8 31.2

30.1

Subtotal

44.8 124.4 169.2

26.5

Head

3.0 9.8 12.8

23.4

TOTAL

47.8 lbs 134.3 lbs 182.0 lbs

26.3 %

Android

3.3 8.9 12.2 27.0

Gynoid

8.5 20.6 29.1

29.2

The DXA whole body composition test, measures your overall body composition and fat data. It also determines (with your exercise or diet program) where on the body you are losing or gaining weight, and whether it is fat or muscle. No other body fat test method or body composition measurement method is able to give detailed fat, muscle and bone mapping information.

With the clinical accuracy of this test, individual ideal weight, fat loss goals, basal, resting and activity metabolic rates for calorie expenditure are able to be determined.

The Washington Institute of Sports Medicine is the only site with staff that has almost 40 years of Body Composition Experience, in the Greater Seattle area and  Eastside areas of Bellevue and Kirkland, where an individual can self refer to have this type of test or measurement. In fact, The Institute is also the only sports medicine clinic that holds the HOLOGIC Body Composition Center of Excellence Designation that specializes in offering the clinically accurate and detailed gold standard HOLOGIC DXA (DEXA) body composition scan test to the public in the Northwest Region of the United States.

The staff at The WASHINGTON INSTITUTE OF SPORTS MEDICINE has performed tens of thousands of different methods of body composition tests over the last 39 years and is the expert source for understanding and interpreting these results.