Latest DEXA Scan

Jester
on 9/12/17 10:25 am
RNY on 03/21/16 with

Thought I would share my latest DEXA Scan for those of you who were interested. It's been 6 months since my last scan, and my weight has been quite consistent (1.2lbs heavier this time than last). However, my BF% is up some, which is alright as it was quite low the last time. In a nutshell, it appears I have gained 1.2lbs overall, but in reality I gained about 4.5lbs of fat and lost about 3lbs of lean mass.

Deanna798
on 9/12/17 11:29 am
RNY on 08/04/15

I always love seeing the results with the comparative from the last scans. I am actually scheduled for a DEXA at the EMU office next Tuesday! I'm starting a new support group and they recommend a starting scan.

I had a tummy tuck 3 months ago, so I'm interested to see the change from my DEXA this past March. The surgeon said he removed 5.8 pounds of skin and fat.

Age: 44 | Height: 5' 3" | Starting January 2015: 291 | RNY 8/4/15 with Dr. Arthur Carlin| Goal: 150

Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. ~Proverbs 19:20

Jester
on 9/12/17 12:50 pm
RNY on 03/21/16 with

That will be interesting!

Hopefully they told you they raised the prices at EMU! Still reasonable compared to other places, but they jacked them up quite a bit.

Deanna798
on 9/12/17 2:39 pm
RNY on 08/04/15

when I booked my appointment a few weeks ago, they still had the price listed at $40, and my therapist gave me a flyer that said $40. How much did they charge you?

Age: 44 | Height: 5' 3" | Starting January 2015: 291 | RNY 8/4/15 with Dr. Arthur Carlin| Goal: 150

Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. ~Proverbs 19:20

Jester
on 9/12/17 5:26 pm
RNY on 03/21/16 with

It went up to $75 as of September 1st. Maybe they will honor the $40 fee if the site said it when you booked.

Kathy S.
on 9/12/17 11:43 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

This is a must get before surgery test that is overlooked. We can lose some serious bone mass with this surgery and it's important to get that base line. Thanks for sharing

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

Morethanready
on 9/12/17 6:21 pm
RNY on 09/18/17

Uh oh... I have surgery on the horizon in just a few days! Anyone know a location near to Boston that I can get a quick DEXA scan?

also- Kathy, thanks for the links to info about the postop period! Very helpful!

Grim Traveller
on 9/13/17 2:14 am
RNY on 08/21/12

A basic bone density only scan, the DEXA that they use to diagnose osteoporosis or osteopenia, can be done anywhere with an xray machine. If you get a doctor's order, insueance usually covers it.

The complete body composition DEXA shown above is harder to find, and is not covered by insurance. The only place in the Boston area I know of is Cenegenics (sp?). Last time I checked, they were charging 175 bucks.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Morethanready
on 9/13/17 6:31 pm
RNY on 09/18/17

Thanks Grim, that's all I could find online also for private scanning. There was one other place in Wellesley I believe that has a "bod pod" but it sounds dissimilar. I think I'm going to try it out on Friday while I'm downtown for work... we'll see!

Grim Traveller
on 9/14/17 4:39 am
RNY on 08/21/12

The BoPod doesn't give the range of detail the full DEXA does. It is pretty accurate as a body fat percentage for regular folks, but less so for our messed up bodies. Basically, it uses an air chamber to test the body's overall volume, compared to weight.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

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