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DEXA Scan

What is a DEXA Scan?

A DEXA scan is a non-invasive test that measures bone mineral density to assess if a person is at risk of osteoporosis or fracture. DEXA stands for dual energy x-ray absorptiometry— a mouthful of a term that actually tells a lot about this procedure in which two x-ray beams are aimed at the bones.

It also delivers precise measurements of segmental body fat distribution in regions such as the arms, legs, waist, hips, and trunk. The DEXA scan lists body fat statistics compromised in two types of fat visceral and subcutaneous.

Dr. Sanderson will use these insights to help determine which Thrive fat loss treatments & programs are right for you.

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