The most accurate composition analysis.

Body Composition Analysis (BCA) at Des Moines University ClinicBody composition is the ratio of lean body mass to fat body mass. Too much fat can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and some joint diseases. Measuring body composition provides a more accurate picture of your overall health than simply stepping on a scale or calculating your body mass index.

Des Moines University Radiology offers body composition analysis (BCA) using DXA — the gold standard in BCA testing. DXA scans measure your total body fat composition as well as the ratio of lean mass to fat mass in each arm, leg and your trunk.

One short, simple scan provides a wealth of valuable information about your health:

  • Color images that distinguish between your lean, fat and bone mass
  • Body mass index and fat mass index
  • Body fat percentage
  • Risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Ratios and percentages of lean mass and fat in your trunk, arms and legs

Learn more or schedule an appointment by calling (515) 271-1715.

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Body Composition Analysis

If you're resolved to get or stay fit, a great tool is the body composition analysis (BCA) service of the Des Moines University Clinic. You gain an eye-opening analysis of your body, including measurements only available through our BCA: true body fat percentage, ratio of fat to lean tissue, color-coded body mapping, peer comparisons and more.

BCA offers the most accurate composition analysis available. This information is invaluable if you're beginning a workout regimen, changing your diet or embracing a complete lifestyle makeover. It is used by athletes aiming for optimal body composition to enhance athletic performance. Quick and low-cost, BCA can affirm whether, and how, your exercises and lifestyle choices are changing your body and your health.

Scans only take a few minutes and use a low dose of radiation — less than the background radiation you're exposed to on a cross-country flight. Results are available the same day, allowing you to compare your current health to your previous scans, side-by-side.

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