Body Composition Scan

Body Composition Analyzer in Olympia


What is a body composition analyzer?

A body composition scan is used to take an in-depth look at your body composition, including percentage of body fat and muscle mass. The results of a body composition scan are used by medical weight loss doctors to assess a patient’s current needs, as well as to monitor a patient’s progress with a weight loss plan over time.

What makes the InBody body composition analyzer unique?

The InBody body composition analyzer is one of the most advanced body fat measurement machines and it is available for patients of Shawna Purcell, MD. An InBody test monitors the progressive changes in your body’s composition, which is helpful for patients tracking weight loss and/or exercise goals. A body composition scan using the InBody machine will provide detailed information about your body composition, including:

  • Body weight
  • Muscle mass / muscle growth
  • Body fat mass
  • Water percentage
  • Segmental lean analysis (how your lean body mass is distributed within your body, such as in your legs and arms)
  • Basal metabolic rate (how many calories you burn at rest over the course of one day)

How is the body composition analyzer used?

Weight loss experts at Shawna Purcell, MD work with patients to determine the best medical weight loss plan suited to their individual needs. During treatment, patients will attend check-in appointments during which your doctor may evaluate your weight loss using the InBody body composition analyzer.

Your results will be interpreted by one of our weight loss specialists and explained to you in detail. After the results are explained, your weight loss physician will guide you in determining the next best steps for your weight loss treatment plan.

What are the advantages of using a body composition analyzer?

Advantages of using the InBody body composition analyzer during weight loss and weight management include:

  • Simple to use
  • Immediate and accurate results
  • Detailed analysis
  • Allows you to compare past data to see changes over time
  • Done in one office visit

If you are struggling to lose weight or suffering from weight-related heath issues, it is important to see a doctor who specializes in medical weight loss in order to access the tools and guidance needed to manage your condition, which includes an accurate body composition scan using the InBody analyzer. Shawna Purcell, MD is home to a team of medical experts with extensive background in metabolic syndrome, diabetes and weight loss services. Call 360-596-4614 today or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment now.

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