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Body Composition

MedRay is pleased to offer BODY COMPOSITION service in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.  If you are a Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Personal / Group Trainer, or an individual who has fitness and training goals, then we would like to work with you. If you would like to participate in this program, please call 604 941-8780.

ABOUT BODY COMPOSITION

Listening to your body can only tell you so much. Body composition testing can tell you more.

For athletes, trainers or those pursuing new health and fitness goals, there is no comparison to the information gained from a body composition exam. Scales, even ones that supposedly measure composition, can paint an incomplete and sometimes misleading picture. You shouldn’t have to guess how to interpret results based on what you ate the night before, or how much water you’ve had that day; a scale, no matter how fancy, can’t fill in all your blanks.

Knowledge is power. Whether you’re a high level athlete or someone facing a longer road to better health and fitness, body composition testing at MedRay Imaging will give you an accurate baseline to measure your progress. After all, you can’t know where you’re going, or how far you’ve come, until you know where you started.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Body composition testing at MedRay Imaging is quick, comfortable and accurate. Once your height, weight and age are recorded, you’ll be asked to lie down on a padded table where the technologist will ensure that you are comfortably positioned for the ten minute scan.

Once the scan is complete, a specially trained medical radiography Technologist will go over your results, providing you with the following valuable information about your body composition:

LEAN MASS—The percentage measurement of your body made up of lean mass, which includes your organs, muscle, bones and fluids. A higher number reflects a more muscular body.

BODY FAT—This report will compare your overall body fat percentage against the general population in your gender and age group.

WAIST/HIP RATIOWhile your lean mass and body fat percentages will tell you more than a number on a scale, it’s just as important to know how your weight is distributed. A higher waist/hip ratio, where more weight is carried over the belly, can indicate a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes.

BONE DENSITYAn especially valuable measurement for women, this measures the density of minerals in your bones, and can identify early signs of osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis.

 

Your 1st visit is your baseline. Subsequent visits compare how your results have improved over time. You can walk away armed with information to help improve your physical health, against which you’ll be able to measure all future progress.