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What is DEXA?

DEXA (short for Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiomety)  is a scientifically proven, precise, accurate and medical grade method of determining total and regional body composition. The DEXA process, which is quick, easy and painless, takes place in a piece of medical equipment known as a Bone Densitometer, also known as the DEXA Scanner. The scanning bed syncs with a FDA approved computer hardware and software console that in turn interprets, classifies and organizes the information relayed from the scanning bed.


Because the DEXA scans are very accurate, DEXA is a great baseline report to show you where you are at. As we all know, noticeable results don’t happen overnight, and we plan to invite the DEXA Scanner crew out to Invictus every quarter so that members are able to record their progress over the 2015 year. This is why it’s important to get your first baseline report for 2015 this week!


– The DEXA scan takes between 4 minutes and 7 minutes, depending on the size of the person that is being scanned.

– The DEXA scan is completely safe, as it only emits extremely small amounts of radiation. According to various medical and industry professionals, the amount of radiation emitted during a full body composition scan is comparable to spending an hour in the sun.

– During the DEXA scan, you remain fully clothed while lying comfortably on the scanner bed. There is no water involved, as there is during a hydrostatic testing.

– The DEXA scan generates a wealth of information about your body composition, including but not limited to: total body fat percentage, regional body fat percentages, lean mass distribution and percentages, body fat distribution, body composition trending, comparative analysis, resting metabolic rate (RMR), sports medicine reporting and more!



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