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Decoding Your DEXA Scan Results: A Patient’s Guide

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The Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan is a cutting-edge tool in health and fitness assessment, providing a detailed analysis of body composition. This guide helps you understand and utilize your DEXA scan results for optimal health and wellness.

Understanding Your DEXA Scan

DEXA scans offer a comprehensive view of body composition, differentiating between bone mass, lean muscle, and fat tissue. Unlike traditional weighing scales, DEXA provides a segmented analysis of different body parts, giving a more precise understanding of your physical health.

Deciphering Your DEXA Report

Your DEXA report is a treasure trove of information. A lower body fat percentage often indicates better health, but it’s essential to balance this with adequate lean muscle mass for overall fitness. Bone density readings are crucial for assessing osteoporosis risk and overall bone health.

Leveraging DEXA Data for a Healthier You

DEXA scan results help you to set realistic health and fitness goals; in fact, they can guide your diet and exercise regimen. If you’re looking to build muscle, focus on areas where lean mass is lower. For weight loss, use the fat percentage data to track your progress. Regular scans can help monitor changes and adjust your plan accordingly.

Key Benefits of Regular DEXA Scans

  • Accurate Body Composition Analysis: Distinguish between fat, muscle, and bone.
  • Personalized Health Insights: Tailor your fitness and nutrition plan.
  • Progress Tracking: Monitor changes over time for motivation and strategy adjustment.
  • Bone Health Evaluation: Essential for preventing conditions like osteoporosis.

About Bodycomp Imaging

Bodycomp Imaging specializes in DEXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scans, offering a detailed analysis of body composition, including fat, muscle, and bone density. We use Hologic DEXA scanners for precise measurements, catering to various needs like athletic performance, weight management, and bone density assessment. Understanding your DEXA scan results is the first step towards a more informed and healthier lifestyle. Regular DEXA scans provide invaluable insights into your body’s composition and health. Understanding your DEXA scan results is the first step towards a healthier lifestyle. With Bodycomp Imaging’s four convenient locations across the Lower Mainland – in SurreyRichmondVancouver Oak, and Vancouver Cambie – accessibility is at your fingertips.

Ready to take control of your health journey? Book your DEXA scan at one of these locations today and start your path to a healthier you with the precision of Bodycomp Imaging.



Mathew Maybee

As someone who’s needed help with getting their weight loss journey back on track, I had this place recommended by a friend and I’m so glad I did. I worked with Harmun to conduct the scan, and I found the process (along with the results) to be a really fantastic experience! It feels like unlocking a fitness cheat code to have this knowledge, and I highly recommend it to anyone who’s serious about getting their health in order!!


Two years in a row coming to see Harmun and he is amazing to work with. Very knowledgeable and personable. I am going every year now – maybe twice!

Shelly Gardiner

Fantastic information! Harmun was professional, very knowledgeable and explained all scan results in an easy to understand manner.

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