Bone Density & Body Composition Analysis

Weight and body mass index are limited measurements of an individual’s health.  DEXA body composition analysis is considered a gold standard for health assessment since it goes beyond weight and body mass index to deliver an accurate and precise measurement of the body’s lean muscle mass, subcutaneous and visceral fat content.  By quantifying fat mass and bone density of each segment of the body GE DEXA systems can help show the benefits of improving diet exercise and lifestyle.   And now with GE CoreScan application DEXA systems can quantify visceral fat to help in the measurement of Cardiometabolic diseases associated with excess visceral fat-including type II diabetes.

Bone density and body composition analysis includes conducting bone, lean and fat tissue measurements with the GE DEXA system. Body composition measurements with DEXA helps clients precisely monitor results of weight management and exercise efforts. The addition of the CoreScan application allows for the accurate measurement of visceral fat.

Clients are very interested in their visceral fat measurements. With minimal explanation clients understand why visceral fat is important and needs to be measured separate from subcutaneous fat. It is fascinating to see how you can have someone with 4 pounds of fat in the abdominal region and 2 pounds of it is visceral. The ability to see the proportion of visceral and subcutaneous fat and how it can vary from person to person is insightful and allows for focused prescription of diet and exercise programs to address this health issue.


FitBodyScan's GE DEXA reports tell you precisely how much fat and lean mass you have in your body and where it is. That means you can set specific targets for body composition, instead of making vague statements about "losing weight" that are doomed to fail.

Despite the crippling cost of obesity in the United States there are no official recommendations for levels of body fat. Instead, doctors and health authorities use body mass index (BMI), a crude ratio of weight-to-height-squared to determine if someone is carrying too much fat.

An infinitely better method than BMI is to accurately measure the amount of fat in the body by DEXA scan and compare it to widely accepted recommendations.

Your FitBodyScan DE DEXA report will give you meaningful indices based purely on fat and lean mass, such as your Fat Mass Index (FMI), Lean Mass Index (LMI), Visceral Fat Analysis (VFA) and Android/Gynoid ratio.

The key advantage of an index based on fat rather than weight is that you should almost certainly be aiming to reduce it. You cannot say the same about someone's weight or their BMI because they take no account of body composition.

The recommended fat levels tables below are from the American Council on Exercise and derive from World Health Organisation data.