Body Composition & Resting Metabolic Rate

Body Composition Testing

A critical innovation in medical weight loss treatment has been the availability of cost effective and accurate tools to measure a patient’s lean body mass. DXA scanning is now considered to be the gold standard for determining body composition. At HorizonView Health we offer this test through our new GE Prodigy scanner, a proven and industry leading application of this technology. Monitoring lean body mass ensures that patients are losing unwanted fat and preserving lean muscle mass which is one of the main drivers of metabolic rate.

Anyone interested in improving their health and fitness will benefit from knowing their body composition, including athletes and general medical patients. The DXA scanner also has the ability to measure bone density, an important screening test for osteoporosis. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

 

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GE Prodigy DXA Scanner in our Puyallup Office

Measuring Your Metabolic Rate

HorizonView Health uses the MedGem, a clinically validated medical device for measuring resting metabolic rate (RMR). This rate refers to the number of calories burned at rest during a 24 hour period. Like a person’s body composition, the RMR is a critical piece of clinical information that can be used to calculate exactly how many calories you need to subtract, add or maintain to achieve your health and fitness goals. The results can also be used to help create an individualized nutrition plan and assist in the diagnosis of metabolic disorders. This 15 minute test is easy to administer and available to all HorizonView patients.

 

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The MedGem

Preparing for Diagnostic Appointments

Please review the instructions on how to prepare for each test prior to your scheduled appointment here.