Total body composition DEXA scans take between 4 minutes and 7 minutes depending on the size of the person that is being scanned
Our brand new gold standard scanner is the most accurate way to scan body composition! We use market leading Hologic DEXA systems, providing you with the most accurate and precise results. Please see our section on comparing DEXA Vs. other modalities
No, In fact, you can wear whatever you like as long as there is a minimal amount of metal. We recommend you wear comfortable clothes such as workout clothes; however, work attire is just fine too. It is one of the advantages of DEXA is that is non invasive like other methods used
DEXA used a very low dose X-ray and you will only be exposed to 1-4 µSv (micro Sieverts). This is less radiation than you will experience on a flight from Perth to Karratha
You may be able to claim with your private health fund. Please check with your provider if you are covered. There is no item number for a Body Composition scan and all appointments are invoiced as an ‘Exercise Physiology Consult.’ You will not be able to claim through Medicare for a Body Composition scan. If you are having a Bone Mineral Density scan to assess your risk of Osteoporosis you may be eligible for a rebate and will need to discuss this with your Doctor
We recommend a follow up appointment every 6 weeks, however this will depend on your training program. Some clients are athletes and may require a scan more frequently, you may be starting a diet or 12 week program and every 4 weeks may be appropriate you on in the early stages to ensure you are on track.
Yes you can!