Please note new prices effective September 1, 2023
We are unable to accept insurance as payment for any of our services. Payment can be made via credit card on our online portal once you have scheduled your appointment. Testing hours are 8am-3pm M-F.
- $99 DEXA-Total Body Scan, Body Composition Only
- To Schedule an appointment please email Teryn Bedell at email@example.com or Madison Kackley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Body composition refers to the percentages of body weight that are comprised of fat and lean tissue. Percent body fat is important for health-related fitness because individuals who have an excess amount of body fat are at greater risk of developing chronic diseases including cancer, coronary artery disease, hypertension, non-insulin-dependent diabetes and osteoarthritis. Body composition is more useful and descriptive than body mass index (BMI) because it discerns between fat and non-fat tissue in the body.
The recommended level of percent body fat varies according to age and sex. In general, a percent body fat greater than 25% for men and greater than 30% for women is considered “overfat”. Recommended levels of percent body fat are higher for women than for men because women naturally have a higher amount of “essential” body fat, which is a function of their reproductive physiology.
Clinicians today consider dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) to be exceptional for measuring body composition because it accurately shows exactly where fat is distributed throughout the body. Lunar DXA systems directly measure and calculate total fat, lean and bone tissue instead of only estimating body composition.