What is DEXA?

What does it stand for?

DEXA stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry.

How does it work?

Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry is a technology that uses an ultra-low dose of radiation at two energy levels that are absorbed differently by bone, lean and fat tissues, and as a result the technology is able to accurately determine how many grams of tissue is present.

What is the purpose of this category?

It is quite normal that people have questions about a technology that scans their body. This category aggregates the frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) explicitly related to questions about DEXA on this website. We are attempting to make it easy for the reader to navigate the website so they can find out anything they would like to know about this topic.

Is DEXA scan safe?

Yes, it is very safe. 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.

By |2017-02-13T14:27:35+11:00December 27th, 2016||

Who can operate a DEXA scan?

Body DEXA Fit provide qualified DEXA scan operators for the scan service who safely operate the technology and expertly interpret the results. The operators possess qualifications as a Radiographer, who are University trained, licensed with Department of Health and the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia, as well as accredited with Australian Institute of Radiography. [...]

By |2017-02-22T09:13:15+11:00December 27th, 2016||

What is Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)?

RMR is the amount of calories your body burns to maintain vital functions. This includes breathing, pumping blood, maintaining muscle as well as nervous system at resting conditions. This can be helpful to identify a daily calorie limit to induce weight loss. The human body doesn’t require energy to store fat, however it does for [...]

By |2017-02-10T13:38:40+11:00December 27th, 2016||

Who should have DEXA Body Fat Analysis?

First of all, if you are trying to lose weight and want to monitor body fat loss and muscle mass growth precisely; DEXA is an accurate measure of weight management and fitness programs. Furthermore, if you are proactive in your health and want to reduce the risks of heart disease, type II diabetes, high blood [...]

By |2017-02-10T11:22:53+11:00December 27th, 2016||

What are the alternatives to DEXA?

The Alternatives There are various methods for calculating body composition values. None of these alternatives are as accurate or reliable as a DEXA Scan, which actually measures your body composition with precision. Height - Weight Tables: This method was originally developed to establish recommended weight ranges based on mortality among large populations. The studies do [...]

By |2017-02-13T10:15:30+11:00December 27th, 2016||
Go to Top