DEXA Scan

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE WAY TO QUANTIFY WHOLE BODY COMPOSITION

  

Heilsa has tied up with Body Insight to bring the DEXA Scan to you at the most affordable rates so far. Book a Scan through us at a throw away price of Rs. INR1450.

DXA stands for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Our DXA scans are performed using the same medical-grade machine used by hospitals, universities, and professional athletic facilities. The DXA uses very weak x-ray beams to detect the composition of each square inch of your body.

Other than whole-body MRI, a DEXA Scan is the most comprehensive, precise, and accurate way to quantify body composition. Lay down, on your back for a quick 5-10 minute, head-to-toe, fully clothed, pixel-by-pixel scan and get 50+ data points such as visceral fat, lean mass, RMR, total body bone density, muscle balance, and much more.

WHAT WE MEASURE

VISCERAL ADIPOSE TISSUE (VAT)

Visceral Adipose Fat (VAT) is the ‘bad fat’ that surrounds and infiltrates your organs in your inner abdominal cavity. It is scientifically tied to common health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and other cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease risks.

TOTAL & REGIONAL BODY FAT

Our full body DEXA scan measures and quantifies the total pounds of fat throughout your entire body. Because fat tissue is segregated from lean muscle mass, organs, and bone mineral content (BMC) you can count on an accurate and precise body fat percentage.

TOTAL & REGIONAL LEAN MASS

The real value DEXA brings to the table is the precision of muscle measurement. If your muscle measurement is off by 10 pounds, that can make a considerable difference when considering your caloric intake. This is a game changer vs. alternate body composition testing methods.

BONE CONTENT AND DENSITY

DEXA has a clinical origin and it is widely deployed in professional healthcare, where it’s used to assess Bone Mineral Density (BMD). It is an indicator for Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. We report BMD, which can be viewed as a predictive indicator for Bone issues.

MUSCLE BALANCE REPORT

The BodyInsight DEXA scan also provides an accurate representation of imbalances in muscle, bone and fat in the left and right sides of your arms, legs and trunk. This can lead to posture issues and can be indicative of injuries in a particular region.

OTHER DEXA METRICS

n addition to the aforementioned, we put our geek faces on and created a report that doesn’t come out of the box. That includes Resting Metabolic Rate estimates(RMR), Total Body Bone Density (BMD), Android / Gynoid Ratio, historical regional trends, and Relative Skeletal Muscle Index (RSMI).