DXA Scan: Finding your Stats

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2018

Diagnostic Imaging| Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center | Show Low AZ Though fall is coming, that doesn’t mean you should allow yourself to undo all of that progress you’ve made this summer. If you’ve been working hard to exercise and eat better, the temptation to rest, relax, and hide a new belly under a sweater might sound like a good idea. But, you’ll inevitably want to get back to work when summer rolls around again. So, keeping to your goals is important.

Did you know that we can help you mark your progress as you work to improve your health? With the DXA body scan, we can more accurately measure your body fat percentage, bone density, and other health statistics easier than ever before. Keep reading to learn about this amazing test and how it can help you stay on track.

Body Fat

The DXA body scan allows you to accurately see your muscle and fat, and where they are concentrated in your body. You can even see which of your legs is dominant, by the little bit of extra muscle in it. By seeing accurately how much body fat you have and where it is located in your body, we can help give you useful feedback on how well your body is responding to diet and exercise.

You will get to see images of exactly where your body stores fat and where you have weakened muscles. This is great information and, especially if you come back for multiple sessions, it can truly help you see what workout and diet plans actually give you the best results.

Osteoporosis

Using this amazing technology, we can also help you identify issues related to bone health–like osteoporosis. By being able to see the density of your bones, you can see risk factors and start a plan to improve bone density before it’s too late.

A DXA scan takes between ten and twenty minutes to perform, and you’re able to lie on an open table–instead of a closed tube as with an MRI. We recommend that people over the age of 65 get a DXA scan: it can bring you valuable information as your body changes and ages.

Schedule a Consultation

Call us today at (928) 537-6554 to learn more about the DXA scan and if it’s a good option for you.

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