Uncover your Accurate Body Composition with a DEXA Scan

Your Bathroom Scales do not tell the Full Story

Our state-of-the-art DEXA whole body scanning system accurately measures body composition.

Body DEXA scan details exactly how much lean tissue, fat tissue and bone mass composes your body and its specific distribution to each region. A DEXA Scan will give a highly accurate baseline to help you achieve your goals, whether you are an athlete, a regular gym junkie or just starting to get into shape.

Why measure body composition?

1. Baseline assessment

Accurate results of your body composition can help you plan more productive exercise programs and create more efficient nutrition plans.

Accurate results can also help athletes improve their performance. It enables them to determine precisely whether or not fat tissues need to be trimmed and lean tissues need to be gained in certain areas of their body.

2. Accurately assess lean and fat mass in individuals

The accurate measurements of your body’s lean and fat mass allow us to identify potential health risks associated with extremely low or high levels of total fat and excessive accumulation of intra-abdominal fat.

The DEXA Scan can also determine your ideal body weight and composition enabling you to design more appropriate nutrition and exercise plans to help you achieve your goals.

3. Monitor body composition over periods of time

How can you be sure that you are losing fat and not muscle? Having regular DEXA Scans allows you to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition and exercise interventions in altering your body composition. You will be able to know exactly whether you are loosing and/or gaining fat or muscle.

If you are looking for a constant surveillance of your body’s make-up then the Scan Package is perfect for you.

Let Body DEXA Fit help you achieve your goals with a DEXA Scan

How can I prepare for the DEXA Scan?

– Prior to scan on the day, empty bladder, avoid heavy meals and high intensity physical activity.

– Wear clothing which is loose fitting and free of metallic attachments such as buttons, zippers, buckles, wired bras and fasteners.

– DO NOT schedule you DEXA scan within one week of having a barium x-ray, a nuclear medicine study or an injection of x-ray dye.

– You must NOTIFY the Radiographer if  think you could be PREGNANT.

Is DEXA safe?

A DEXA scan is very safe, and there are no complications associated with the procedure.

The radiation doses are very low, which, in fact is less than one days’ exposure to natural background radiation.

The technologist can sit just a few feet from you without a protective barrier because the levels are very low.

What are included in the DEXA Scan’s results?

  • Your total body fat percentage (%);
  • Total body muscle (lean) mass (g);
  • Total body fat mass (g);
  • Muscle and fat mass (g) of each leg, each arm, trunk, abdomen and head;
  • Total bone mineral density (non-diagnostic);
  • Android/Gynoid fat distribution

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Booking Process – DEXA whole body scans

In accordance with new Victorian regulatory requirements, a medical referral is required for your DEXA Body composition scan. We have provided two options for obtaining the referral and we kindly request you choose one of the following:

OPTION 1: Online Referral with Dr Janet Macintosh (In-house and Convenient)

To streamline the referral process, you can arrange an online referral through our medical specialist Dr Janet Macintosh. Dr Macintosh is a qualified Radiologist with expertise in providing the required referral.

Obtaining the referral through this option is quick and simple.

To initiate the process, complete the ONLINE form by visiting the following link:


Please note there is a cost of $40 for the medical referral, which is not covered by Medicare. This referral can be used for up to four scans within a 12-month period, with subsequent scans spaced at least eight weeks apart.

OPTION 2: Referral from your preferred GP or Allied Health Professional*

Alternatively, you may seek a referral from your chosen GP or Allied Health Professional*. However, please be aware that they must adhere to a restrictive eligibility criteria. You can find the criteria outlined in Part B of the referral form available at:


If you decide to proceed with this option, kindly request your healthcare provider to complete the referral form and email it to us before your scheduled appointment.

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Tony directly on 0409647886 or tony@bodydexafit.com.au

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