DEXA or Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry is a medically used device that is the gold standard in body composition and bone density measurement worldwide.
Healthy Imaging uses the highest resolution, lowest radiation DEXA in Australia to deliver your exact amount of muscle, fat and bone. A DEXA scan will only take about 5 minutes. All you have to do is lay still on the comfortable scanner
Baseline scans will give you the ability to properly track your progress while undertaking a training or diet program. Follow up scans will tell you if you are on the right track or not.
Unlike all other methods of measuring, DEXA is the leader in body composition and bone density. Think of it this way, your scales only tell you how much WEIGHT you have lost, not how much fat or muscle. The biggest problem with weight loss programs from exercise and nutrition is that you may be losing muscle which is not ideal. Only a DEXA scan will tell you if it is muscle or fat and be able to successfully change your goals and methods to get the results you desire.
Click the link below to go to an explanation sheet of why DEXA is the leader compared to other methods on the market.
A DEXA scan is quick, painless and non-invasive. You will be instructed to lie flat on a padded table, staying very still, while the scanning arm passes above you. You remain fully clothed, preferably underwear, shorts and t-shirt or similar though you may be asked to remove heavy clothing, shoes, jewellery and metal objects. The scan will take around 6 minutes and your DEXA report analysed by our professionals will be ready immediately. Too easy!
To ensure that Healthy Imaging brings you the best-quality scans, we use the MediLink MedixDR.
The MedixDR features state-of-the-art 2D narrow-angle fan beam technology based on a 256 element detector, which provides excellent image quality as well as fast exam times, making it the ideal solution for all types of practices. Because of the reduced magnification and distortion effects (parallax errors) inherent to wide-angle fan beam densitometry, the 2D narrow-angle fan beam technology in the MedixDR ensure that area, BMD and geometric measurements are always accurate.