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Dexa Scan for Full Body Composition Analysis in Fairhope
Know your body like never before
Getting physically fit means understanding your body inside and out. The more you know, the more you can evaluate what you’re doing, and make changes to achieve the best results for your hard work. Connexus Clinic has the only Dexa scanner with full body composition analysis software in the Gulf Coast region. A Dexa Full Body Composition Scan in Fairhope can help you truly understand where you are, so you can plan to reach where you want to be!
Your Dexa scan at Connexus Clinic can help you track your progress for fitness by capturing even very subtle changes in your body shape and size. It provides even more concrete information for medical professionals.
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What it Treats
A Dexa full body composition scan in Fairhope at Connexus Clinic helps you:
Define your body fat composition
Alert you to levels of visceral fat
Define lean muscle mass
See your bone health and osteoporosis risk
Identify risk for cardiovascular disease
Identify risk for Type 2 diabetes
Achieve weight loss goals
Focus on trouble spots
Provide both a target and motivation for future goals
The scan itself takes 6-7 minutes.
Female and Male
18 and older
Recovery & Downtime
A Dexa Full Body Composition Scan requires absolutely no recovery or downtime. You can wear regular clothing. You will just remove all metal.
Your results are ready within minutes.
Dexa Full Body Composition Scan
What to Expect?
We will have a brief consultation to make sure that getting a Dexa scan is right for you.
During your scan, you will lay down flat on the scanner and stay as still as possible. This scanner is open, unlike a MRI or CT scan. It is very relaxing. The scan takes 6-7 minutes to complete.
Within 2 to 3 minutes, your data will be uploaded, and a report will be ready. We will either go over the report then or if you a also doing metabolic testing, we will go over the report once testing is completed.
Why try a Dexa Full Body Composition Scan in Fairhope?
A Dexa full body composition scan is simple and easy! Lay down for 6-7 minutes and you're done!
Dexa scans are the gold standard for full body composition and bone density measurements. Every body composition device and technology in the market benchmarks its accuracy to the results of a Dexa scan. This is also what every major research institution uses to measure full body composition.
Using the results from your Dexa full body composition scan in Fairhope at Connexus Clinic, you can confidently measure your progress, and make truly informed decisions for advancing toward your goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What treatments can a Dexa Full Body Composition Scan in Fairhope help with?
Having harmless, non-invasive Dexa full body scan can help you improve the accuracy and efficacy of your body sculpting/fat-reduction treatments. The extremely accurate measurements help you find zones needing more or less attention. It can also alert you to your risk of asymptomatic heart disease and early detection of Type 2 diabetes.
What should I wear during a Dexa Full Body Composition Scan at Connexus Clinic?
Just your normal clothes! If you are doing a VO2 max test on the same day, you will want to go ahead and be in exercise clothes.
How long does a Dexa Full Body Composition Scan take?
Dexa scans are surprisingly short! Scans take 6 minutes.
How often should I get scanned?
We recommend you get a Dexa full body composition scan in Fairhope 3 months after your fist visit. The data you get from a Dexa full body scan helps you determine the efficacy of your current efforts, and the plan for moving forward. A big part of what we do is help you hold yourself accountable. This way you’ll be motivated to improve on your numbers. We’ll help you determine how often you should return based on your results.
How much radiation will I be exposed to?
Radiation exposure is minimal, however if you have a previous health disposition or concern, please discuss with your primary care doctor prior to making an appointment. Women who are pregnant are not advised to have a scan.
What can a Dexa full body composition scan tell me?
Your Dexa scan provides pinpoint-accurate measurements for:
-Lean Muscle Mass
-Risk for cardiovascular disease
-Risk for Type 2 diabetes
Why is my DEXA body fat percentage so much different than what is recorded from other tests?
DEXA scan takes several measurements whereas other tests use standardized equations that can account for variables like bone density. DEXA is a direct measurement of your specific body composition.
Can I share the results of the test with my doctor?
Yes, and we encourage you to do so. You will leave with a full and detailed report. We can also email the report to you or your doctor.
I know my BMI, why do I need a Dexa scan?
BMI is a calculation of your appropriate body weight based on height and weight, but does not necessarily represent your muscle-to-fat ratio. Our testing will measure the amount of lean muscle and fat you have in each part of your body. This is a much better indicator of overall fitness and health. It also reveals imbalances that could lead to injury.