Weight Loss

Don’t rely on the scales. Get the whole picture with an Advanced Body CompositionTM Assessment

For people undertaking a weight loss campaign it can be an exciting and rewarding journey. With 60% of Australian adults being overweight or obese1 the need to eat well (notice we didn’t say diet!) and move more has never been more important.

Many positive feedback signals are reported by people on the road to healthy weight loss including improved energy levels, better sleep, clothes fitting better, positive reinforcement from friends and family regarding noticeable changes in physical appearance and so on.

You’re going great! Then it comes time to weight in and the number staring back at you NO WHERE NEAR reflects the level of effort you have put in.

How can you only be down 350 grams for the fortnight when you have been eating and exercising even better than you did the two weeks before when you were down 2.2 kilos?

The critical mistake you have made is that you relied on the scales to assess your progress.

Unfortunately, scales only tell part of the picture – your gross weight.

Scales don’t tell you about changes in fat and muscle mass. You may have gained some muscle (which is heavier than fat) and you still may have decreased the amount of dangerous visceral fat around the midsection (underneath your muscle layer).

Scales certainly don’t visualise this for you either!

This is only available through DEXA technology. Don’t let inaccurate measurements deflate your motivation and derail your momentum.

Attach Gold Standard Body Composition monitoring to your weight loss 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!

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.

The DEXA Melbourne

Weight Loss Scan


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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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