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Gold Standard Advanced Body Composition Assessments for precise measurements of bone, body fat and muscle mass

A DEXA scan provides you in-depth knowledge of your body composition using advanced x-ray technology.

You get the most accurate and precise analysis of bone, muscle and fat mass available and the results are provided instantly after your scan.

Having review scans provides direct feedback about the changes to your body composition allowing you to instantly see if the diet, activity and lifestyle approach you are taking is having the desired effect on your body composition… No more guesswork!

Use the information you obtain on your review scans to then refine your diet, activity and lifestyle plan further and you’re taking the most direct route to achieving your health and body composition goals.

Is a DEXA scan right for you?

If you are over 18 and want to get an accurate assessment of your current body composition then a DEXA scan is for you.

Our clients use DEXA scans to help them establish a baseline understanding of their body composition and track their changes over time with review scans. Scans are suitable for anyone interested in the following:

  • Achieving Weight Loss
  • Interested in Physique Building
  • Improving Sports Performance
  • Improving General Strength and Fitness
  • Interested in a General Health Assessment
  • Wanting an assessment of Cardiovascular Risk Factors
  • Looking to undergo Bariatric Surgery

Please note, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you cannot have a DEXA scan.

Does a DEXA scan provide any other information?

Yes, DEXA scans also allow you to:

  • Evaluate balance and symmetry of muscle and fat tissue in each region of the body.
  • Calculate your resting metabolic rate (which can assist further tailoring of your exercise and nutrition plan)
  • Assess visceral adipose tissue (the dangerous fatty tissue in the mid-section that can increase cardiovascular and diabetes risk)
  • Visualise your body composition with high resolution heatmap showing you fat, muscle and bone distribution (and visually see how you’re changing over time!)
  • Set individualised body composition targets and time frames (using our proprietary guides)
  • Have a powerful accountability partner to help keep you on track

Advanced Body Composition Assessment is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Hologic, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Don’t let inaccurate measurements deflate your motivation and derail your momentum in achieving your health and body composition goals. Attach Gold Standard Body Composition monitoring to your efforts with the help of DEXA Melbourne. It’s the only way you’ll really know, accurately, how you’re progressing.

If you would like to find out more on why DEXA Melbourne is your preferred provider of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry visit the about us page. Our technology, skills and approach will leave you feeling confident you have made the right decision!

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DEXA Body Composition Scans

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Program Includes:

  • Latest DEXA technology available
  • Superb precision and image quality
  • 1 x Initial Full Body Scan
  • Comprehensive consultation with scan
  • Total body fat, lean muscle mass (and percentage)
  • Bone Density score
  • Visceral Adipose Tissue (the fat under the muscle around the midsection)
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Program Steps

Here is a step-by-step guide to initial scans and review scans

  1. Pre-Consultation Questionnaire

    Prior to coming along to your 1st appointment we will send you a pre-consultation questionnaire to complete. You will return this to us before the appointment preferably at least 24 hours before.

  2. Preparation for the scan

    When we send you then pre-consultation assessment form, there will be an additional document outlining what you need to do before the scan. It is important that you read this and follow the instructions to ensure you are best prepared for the most accurate scan results.

  3. The initial scan

    Our densitometrist will discuss the assessment of your pre-consultation questionnaire, ensure you have prepped correctly leading in to the scan, obtain any additional information required from you, explain the procedure for the scan, and ask you if you have any questions. You will then be positioned on the table for the scan. The scan itself will only take a few minutes, so relax and stay still!

  4. Discussion of scan results

    The report is printed off immediately following your scan. We will run through every component of the scan so will will understand total body fat, muscle and bone. Regional assessments comparing for example right arm vs left arm, right leg vs left leg. Look at the fat hiding underneath the muscle around the midsection. Discuss calculated resting metabolic rate. Provide professional, evidenced-based guidance to steer you in the right direction for additional support.

  5. Review Scans

    With the Weight Loss Scanning Package, you will have tworeview scans. These are usually done around 6 weeks apart although this can be adjusted depending on the objectives.

  6. Ongoing maintenance

    Upon completion of the Weight Loss Scanning Package many patients choose to continue having regular ongoing review scans. We offer discounted review scans for patients who have completed the initial phase of the Weight Loss Scanning Package. If you would like ongoing support and accountability the frequency of review scans is best discussed directly with densitometrists.

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