Bodycomp Imaging makes use of Hologic DXA scanners. These devices use a process called x-ray absorptiometry to take a picture of the body while measuring the amount of tissue per pixel. The human body can be thought of as consisting of three density ranges of tissue: the most dense is the bone mineral content. The lean mass containing non-fatty muscle and organ structures is where almost all calories are burned and power is generated. The fat mass is composed of both essential fatty tissue and also storage fat. This allows us to consider the ratio of muscle to fat to bone and to assess where and how much muscle, fat and bone tissue change over time.
Our imaging also allows us to look at how much visceral fat is in your abdomen and to assess the structure of your spine and pelvis. We can even measure limb length in the extremities and muscle imbalance post injury and during recovery.
for percent fat and muscle mass assessment
to assess fracture risk and measure improvement
industry leading scans in a comfortable setting
Bodycomp offers the gold standard in body composition tests. Our scan and interpretation provide you with:
whole body percent fat (less than 1.5% error)
the weight of your lean, fat and bone tissue in your arms, legs and torso
analysis of your visceral fat and any relevant health risks
whole body bone density measurement
your personal caloric requirements based upon your lean tissue mass
Obtain the same scans as you would get from your doctor without the need for a referral
a high precision scan of the spine and hip to assess density of the bone
track improvement over time as you reduce fracture risk with diet and training
learn about current research on improving bone density without the use of drugs