Body Composition and Body Fat Analysis

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Highly accurate scan measures your body composition

Hand measure waist with tape measure

At The Austin Diagnostic Clinic, we can provide you with the most accurate assessment of your body composition available.

ADC Body Composition Testing

ADC announces a new imaging service called Body Composition Testing.  For patients who want to know more than just their weight in assessing their personal health, ADC’s Body Composition Testing provides the following measures.

  • Lean tissue mass
  • Fat tissue mass
  • Percentage of body fat

This complete and accurate measurement of body composition is possible by using the bone density or DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) scanner.  The body image patients see results from two energies which scan over the body.  These energies are absorbed at a different rate by the various tissues of the body providing the measurements you see in the patient’s report.  One of the nice things about the test is the ability to monitor changes over time.  The report will graph the change in the three measures above.

Who is an ideal candidate for Body Composition Testing?

Everyone!  This testing is an excellent way for anyone who is beginning a new workout regimen or diet plan and would like to monitor his or her progress accurately.  Often, just knowing your body composition numbers is enough to motivate someone to improve their fitness levels or make beneficial dietary changes.

What can I expect at my appointment?

On the day of your appointment, please wear comfortable, loose clothing.  Try to avoid wearing metal jewelry, buttons or belt buckles.  If you are wearing these items, you technician may ask you to remove them for the scan.  Our imaging technician will enter your,

  • Name
  • Age
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Ethnicity

Finally, your technician will ask you to lay flat on the scanner and will arrange your arms and feet.  The scan measures and calculates various regions of your body, including your arms, legs and torso and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

When can I expect my results?

Immediately!   After your scan is completed, your technician will share your results with you.  Please note a doctor will not review your scan.  However, you are welcome to share your scan with your personal physician or trainer.

How much does it cost?

The cost for the scan is $85.00. Insurance does not cover this scan.  If you are a patient in ADC’s Weight Management program, the cost is $75.00 with follow-up scans at $50.00.

How do I make an appointment?

Call ADC Imaging at 512-901-4030 or requests an appointment online.  Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm.