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Referral Info

If you have a referral please:

1) Book in online
2) In the booking notes add name and profession of referring practitioner
3) Send a copy of your referral to info@dexamelbourne.com.au

If you do not have a referral:

1) Do not book in online
2) Please contact us directly on 0435872776 or email info@dexamelbourne.com.au (leaving your phone number) and we will call you back.

 

GPs, Accredited Practising Dietitians, Accredited Sports Dietitians, Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists can refer for the following clinical indications:

  1. assess fat and lean mass changes in an obese patient who has undergone a medical diet or weight loss regimen resulting in weight loss exceeding approximately 10% and the impact on clinical outcomes is uncertain; or
  2. assess fat and lean mass changes in an obese patient who has undergone bariatric surgery; or
  3. clinically manage a patient with true muscle weakness or poor physical functioning due to injury or medical condition (e.g. sarcopenia) where the impact on clinical outcomes is uncertain; or
  4. assess fat distribution in a patient undergoing anti-retroviral therapy associated with a risk of lipoatrophy

If a whole body DEXA scan is required for any other reason than listed above, a referral is required from a specialist medical practitioner.

Download Referral Form Below

DEXA Melbourne Referral Form – Whole Body Composition Measurement

 

Medical Practitioner who hold specialist registration with AHPRA in one of the following specialities:

  1. Obstetrics and gynaecology; or
  2. Paediatrics and child health; or
  3. Pathology; or
  4. Physician; or
  5. Psychiatry; or
  6. Radiation Oncology; or
  7. Radiology; or
  8. Rehabilitation Medicine; or
  9. Sport and Exercise Medicine; or
  10. Surgery

Can refer a patient for a whole body DEXA scan as required based on their clinical judgement.

Download Referral Form Below

DEXA Melbourne Referral Form – Whole Body Composition Measurement

 

 

Please ensure the following details are added to all referrals

  1. Patient identification information;
  2. State the clinical question to which an answer is being sought;
  3. State the clinical indications for the procedure;
  4. Include a statement from the referrer that confirms that the patient is being clinically managed by the referrer and that the diagnostic information is required for the management of the patient; and
  5. Provide the referrer’s contact details for consultative purposes;

For convenience, all of the relevant required information can be completed on our referral template.

Download Referral Form Below

DEXA Melbourne Referral Form – Whole Body Composition Measurement

 

 

“an obese patient” means a person with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.

“true muscle weakness” (or neuromuscular weakness) describes a condition where the force exerted by the muscles is less than expected when using calibrated assessment instruments or relevant assessment standards.

“poor physical functioning” means a condition where the physical functioning is less than expected when using calibrated assessment instruments or relevant assessment standards.

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