Body Composition & Osteoporosis
Bone Density & Body Composition Scanning (DXA)
With our new DXA bone density and body composition imaging service, we're able to measure, in detail, body fat vs. muscle and bone of a patient to help more accurately determine health needs of patients. Some major root causes of chronic diseases has to do with diet, exercise, and obesity issues in the United States. An estimated 72 million American adults are considered to be obese with 11 million being morbidly obese. With our new DXA body composition scanning machine we're able to measure, in detail, body fat of a patient to help more accurately determine health needs of patients.
Patients should consult with a physician regarding the need for a body composition assessment. If you feel you are classified in any of the following categories, then you may benefit from the exam:
- Patients participating in a weight management program.
- Bariatric surgery patient
- Sarcopenic patients with the concern of muscle loss.
- Athletes in a training or rehabilitation program.
- Patients with Diabetes
- Patients with Anorexia
Services also include In-office ultra sound and thyroid biopsies.
Although located at Yakima Endocrinology Associates, our DXA imaging services are independent of this department. If you need service or would like to inquire more information about our DXA imaging services, please call: (509) 972-1170. If you'd like to send a fax, please send to: (509) 249-5319.