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How Does a DEXA Scan Work for Body Composition (and what is it)?

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Here at ​Bodyscan, we utilise the most advanced DEXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) technology to precisely measure the body fat, tissue and bone in each major region of your body. 

What is a ‘Body Composition Test’? 

While a scale may be tempting, it is not the clearest way to measure your fitness levels. By measuring your body composition, we can reveal a much better picture. 

‘Body composition’ refers to the proportion of fat you have, relative to lean tissue. This measurement is a clearer indicator of your fitness. 

We test this by using a DEXA scan to report your measurements. This will give you the most accurate body fat measurement and be used to support you while you pursue your fitness journey. 

What is a DEXA Body Scan?

As we mentioned above, the body scan is used to measure the components of your body. The DEXA scan uses a minuscule dose of X-rays to take this reading. It is completely non-invasive, you will not go inside a machine or have anything attached to you during the scan. Most of our customers say that the scan is a relaxing experience.  

The scan itself takes less than 4 minutes and you can return every eight weeks to monitor the changes in your body composition.

Why Use A Body Scan?

If you are looking for an accurate body measurement, on a weight loss journey, or just looking toward a healthier lifestyle, then the DEXA scan may be for you. 

It enables you to get insight into the essential components of your body. You can use the findings to see what areas to work on to and then continually track your progress.

Here at, we are a professional and trusted team that are excited to join you on your fitness journey. Since 2015, we have performed over 11,000 scans and have many happy customers. If you’re ready to see if DEXA scans are right for you, please contact us or book a scan.

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