Your body composition report includes several descriptive items, but in case you are seeking some further clarification, we have included several items that we like to point out so that you can gain a better understanding.
Understand Your Report
This is the weight that you put on your pre-scan questionnaire.
Total Mass = Scan Weight
The scanner is not a scale, but it essentially prints your body 0n a pixel-by-pixel snapshot. Your scan weight is the total of your: lean, fat & bone mass.
Body Fat %
Your Body Fat % is simply a ratio of fat mass vs. lean mass. The important thing to remember is everyone wears it differently.
Lean Mass = Muscle Mass
Your lean mass is your muscle mass, which also includes your organs.
Bone Mineral Content (BMC)
This is your skeletal mass, which is typically 3 – 5 % of your total mass.
Body Fat % Reference Chart
Fitness level & physique are a common concern when it comes to Body Fat %. Additionally, body composition, in particular body fat % & body fat distribution can be indicative of particular health risks such as diabetes, hypertension & several other cardiometabolic health concerns.
CoreScan estimates the VAT (Visceral Adipose Tissue) content within the android region, VAT is a specific type of fat that is associated with several types of metabolic diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes.
Learn about CoreScan on 'The Doctors'
Daily U.S. medical-advice television show, The Doctors, which reaches more than 2 million viewers featured a segment that highlights General Electric Healthcare’s CoreScan software application on the Lunar DEXA scan systems.
Body Fat Distribution
Your body fat distribution report depicts your numbers and guidelines for what is considered “ideal or optimal body fat distribution.”
Android / Gynoid
The Android / Gynoid (A/G) ratio is the ratio between the %Fat of the Android (central) & %Fat of the Gynoid (hip & thigh) regions. Android fat is associated with unhealthy or visceral fat.