DEXA Body Composition Scan

DEXA Body Fat Analysis

Your scale isn't giving you the


Body weight can change by the hour based on hydration level, salt intake, hormonal fluctuations, gut residue, etc., leaving you wildly frustrated as to why your fitness and nutrition program isn’t working if you are only using a scale to track changes in your body weight as a method for measuring progress.

If you're ready to experience the future of accuracy in body composition analysis, the DEXA Scan body composition analysis is just what the doctor ordered. Literally.

DEXA uses low energy, quantitative vs. diagnostic x-ray to measure the proportions of fat, muscle, and bone in the body, and is considered as the gold standard, most thoroughly and scientifically validated method for body fat measurement. This means we can go beyond simply measuring weight loss and start focusing on FAT loss.

*This is NOT a Clinical Bone Mineral Density Screening Exam. If your physician has given you a prescription specifically to evaluate your bone health, you need to search for a Diagnostic Imaging Center.


How It Works

You will lay quietly on our DEXA Scan table for a 6-8 minute, head-to-toe, fully clothed, whole body low powered x-ray scan as the DEXA provides a  pixel-by-pixel picture of your body, using the most precise and reliable measurements on the market. Our advanced software analyzes your measurements and organizes your 50+ metrics into a personalized PDF report.

DEXA does have a weight limit of 350lbs. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to read DEXA Q&A for prep instructions.

Pre-Screening Is REQUIRED for this service.

During our booking process, you will complete a 25-question health survey that is required by the State to participate in a DEXA Scan prior to EVERY appointment. Without this, you cannot have a DEXA Scan in our facility regardless of the fact that you've already reserved an appointment. All instructions are provided via our Book Now page.

*This service is NOT a diagnostic bone density screening. We do not accept insurance.


*Actual client time-lapse demonstration of the DEXA Scan in our Boca Raton facility.

What Does It Measure?

Live Lean Rx DEXA scans enable whole body and regional quantification of the bone, fat and muscle tissue in your body.

*This is NOT a Clinical Bone Mineral Density Screening Exam. If your physician has given you a prescription specifically to evaluate your bone health, you need to search for a Diagnostic Imaging Center.

Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT)

We measure the fat within your inner abdominal cavity. This fat is known as Visceral Adipose Tissue, which is considered ‘bad fat’ that infiltrates and surrounds your organs. Your VAT measurement (in both pounds (lbs) and volume (cm^3),  can help you better understand relative or comparative risk potential for cardiovascular and cardio-metabolic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and others.

The DEXA scan CANNOT separate fat amounts per organ (ex: liver, pancreas etc.). It evaluates your entire abdomen and then your risk is categorized according to the total volume (cm^3).

Total and Regional Body Fat

Our whole body scan process quantifies the total pounds (lbs) of fat throughout your entire body, segregating it from lean muscle mass and bone mineral content (BMC). Additionally, we are able to break your body down into 5 primary body parts and distinguish the amount of fat in these regions versus your total body metrics. These body segmentations include your arms, legs, trunk (torso), android (lower abdomen and abdominal cavity), gynoid (upper thighs and hips). Because we can segregate fat from bone and muscle, we are able to provide you with one of the most precise and accurate Body Fat % readings.

Total and Regional Muscle Mass

Muscle mass is measured and quantified much like total body fat. Muscle mass is quantified as Lean Mass, which is two things: Organs and Muscle. It’s the tissue in our body that fosters a significant metabolic capacity or is able to burn calories. We are able to use these measurements to track fluctuations over time. Because your organs are considered a constant, we view fluctuations in lean mass as changes in muscle.

Total Body Bone Content and Bone Density

A key differentiator with DEXA, other than it’s clinical, medical and scientifically proven properties, is our systems can not only quantify bone content (Bone Mineral Content – BMC) they can determine total body bone density as well (Bone Mineral Density – BMD). After all, these are the same systems used by professional healthcare organizations across the globe to measure and assess the risks of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. The BMC/BMD information provided by the DEXA Scan is a cumulative (total from all regions) rating, and cannot be considered "clinical" or a "definitive diagnosis". While our systems can perform the "Clinical Evaluation", our focus is specifically on body composition analysis, and adding the "Clinical Bone Density Screening" to your scan will require an additional Physician Consultation.

Other DEXA Metrics

The previously mentioned metrics (VAT, Fat Mass, Lean Mass, BMC, and BMD) are the core measurements our systems are designed to quantify. With these measurements, our software breaks them down and organizes all of the other metrics such as Muscle Mass Balance (Right side vs. Left), Android / Gynoid Ratio (A/G Ratio), Relative Skeletal Muscle Index (RSMI) and several others. Not only do we provide you with regionalized measurements and quantifications, but our reports are also designed to track and trend your metrics over time making it an extremely effective tool for validating exercise and nutritional programs.


Who Benefits From A DEXA Scan?

If you are looking for the most accurate method to evaluate your Body Composition (lean mass, fat tissue and total bone tissue) then the DEXA Scan is for you. DEXA is a helpful tool in determining healthy ranges of total body fat for age and gender as well as assessing your risk for Visceral Fat (VAT) related secondary illness.

Does The DEXA have a weight limit?

YES. Our DEXA scanner can accommodate individuals who weigh up to 350lbs.

Do I Need A Prescription From My Doctor?

NO. Our Medical Director will provide a prescription for the DEXA Body Composition Analysis for you upon completion of an in-depth 23-question survey about your health, provided that you are deemed fit to participate based on your answers. This survey must be completed each time you come back for a DEXA Scan or a VO2Max Assessment.

Is The DEXA Body Scan Covered By Insurance?

NO. Currently there is no insurance coverage available for Body Fat Analysis because it is NOT a diagnostic procedure. We cannot diagnose or treat conditions based on the information provided by the Body Composition Analysis.

If you are looking for a DEXA Bone Density Screening Scan, please search for your nearest Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Center.

How Long Does The Scan Take?

Our DEXA takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Lay comfortable on your back, fully clothed and take a power nap while we generate a pixel-by-pixel snapshot of your body composition.

How Long Is My Appointment Time?

It's safe to plan for up to 30 minutes for your entire appointment, which includes your scan time. Once your body composition assessment is finished, you will have the option to discuss your goals with our staff. This typically takes 15 minutes. 

How Will I Receive My Results?

You will receive a detailed printed report that you will read over by yourself during your appointment. Staff members will then address any terminology or health goal related questions but are NOT permitted to read directly from the printed report to the client. In the state of Florida only a Physician, NP, PA, DC, RD or Personal Trainer or other professional who is NOT the registered Radiologic Technologist who conducted your scan is allowed to directly reference the report immediately after it is printed. The Registered Technologist who conducts the scan is not permitted to directly reference data, confirm or deny results on the printed report with the client on the date of the test. Our Medical Director Physician will provide Review & Comments via our FITTRACE Digital Cloud Dashboard within 365 days, where a link to create a login is provided to each client after their scan. You cannot save or download scan files from the FITTRACE Digital Cloud as it is viewing only platform.

You will not receive any commentary from our Physician other than a summary of what you read via the printed report.

What Do I Wear?

Wear comfortable clothes. We recommend gym attire but your business or casual wear is fine too. Whatever you wear, it's best to suit yourself with clothes that have minimal metal items such as buttons and zippers.

Should I Eat Before My Scan?

We recommend at least a 1 to 2 hour fast from solid foods. Liquids are okay. Because it's a density model, some foods can be seen as muscle, especially if consumed right before your appointment, so it's best not to consume large meals.

Can I Drink Water Before My Scan?

Yes, please! We recommend normal hydration, which can be easily gauged by urine color - the lighter in color the more hydrated you are. DEXA will accurately and precisely measure whatever is in its path, so for consistency please keep hydration as constant as possible between tests.


Can I Exercise Before My Scan?

We recommend that you DO NOT exercise for at least 2 hours prior to your test. Exercise is another variable that should be as constant as possible. If you do or don't exercise before you baseline scan, please repeat those steps for repeats.


What If I Have A Pacemaker or Electronic Medical Implants?

Pacemakers, surgical implants and other foreign objects are considered safe for a DEXA scan. If, however, you are not sure, please reach out to us and we will answer your questions!

If I Have Breast Implants, How Will The DEXA Read Them?

The DEXA Scan will quantify your breast implants- either silicone or saline as Lean Tissue.

This is because the implants are mostly fluid and will not have the same frequency as fat tissue or bone, so the DEXA identifies it as Lean Tissue- either as an organ, fluid volume, or muscle.

How To Deduct The Implants From Your Total Lean Mass

While this will not account for other organs in the body quantiifed in the Lean Tissue reading, you can follow the following steps to account for your implants:

1) Contact your surgeon who placed your implants and ask them how much each implant weighs. This information should be stored in your medical records.


2) Once you have this information, deduct the weight of both implants from the Lean Tissue value in your Trunk Region on your DEXA Scan report.

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2499 Glades Rd., Ste. 201

Boca Raton, FL 33431​

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