DXA Body Composition Scan

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A DXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) Body Composition Scan uses advanced scanning technology to accurately measure lean muscle, fat and bone mass for the whole body as well as separate body parts. Body Composition Scanning using DXA has been proven to be significantly more accurate than other technologies including bioelectrical impedance and skinfold thickness measurements.

A DXA Body Composition Scan is the solution for people wanting highly accurate body composition information to assist with their fitness training or weight-loss program. DXA scanning is able to provide your baseline measurements, monitor results over time and to assess progress towards your goals. The detailed whole body and regional lean muscle, fat and bone mass composition data can be used to fine tune your personal body fitness or sculpting programs set by your personal trainers, dietitians or exercise physiologists.

Many athletes visit Qscan Radiology Clinics on a regular basis to use DXA Body Composition Scanning as an integral part of their training programs. The results from a DXA Body Composition Scan are used to develop a personalised and targeted program. Sequential measurements are used to modify the program to achieve key goals and produce optimum results for maximum performance.

The Qscan DXA imaging service is overseen by a specialist physician and performed by qualified technologists and radiographers, with a focus on quality assurance to maintain a high standard of service with accurate and reliable body composition analysis.

For a DXA total Body Composition Scan, you will be required to lie still on the scanning bed for around 5 to 10 minutes but some scans may take up to 30 minutes depending on your height and width.

A DXA Body Composition Scan works by passing very low energy x-ray beams through the body to a detector array. These x-ray beams progressively lose intensity relative to the densities of the different body tissues. From this information, the amount of lean muscle, fat and bone can be calculated for any given region of the body.
This state of the art technology provides a fast, non-invasive, precise and accurate measurement of tissue composition based on a 3 compartment body model, comprising lean muscle, fat and bone mass. It provides a comprehensive body composition assessment which includes the total body and regional results for the trunk, arms, and legs, assessment of left to right body part differences, percentage body fat and android / gynoid fat distribution.

  • Gold standard measurement of body composition
  • Whole body and regional results
  • Accurate and reproducible results
  • Rapid scan time
  • Scientifically validated technique

No special preparation is required.  You may eat and drink normally. Please wear comfortable clothing without any metallic objects such as zips and metal buttons. Gym wear is fine. Qscan can provide you with a gown if needed. For women, the scan is not performed if there is a possibility of pregnancy. Please inform our staff of any concerns.

The x-ray dose from a DXA Body Composition Scan is very low using our new generation DXA scanner. The radiation dose has been calculated to be one hundred times less than the dose from a chest x-ray.

Our Customer Service Team will be able to advise you of the cost involved with your DXA Body Composition Scan.

The images obtained are digitally recorded. At Qscan, we provide a printout report for you after your scan. You may wish to discuss your results with your personal trainer, dietitian or exercise physiologist.

Locations Available

Robina

Robina Town Centre, Robina, Queensland, Australia

07 5587 6363

07 5578 7240

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Nerang

3/12 Ferry Street, Nerang, Queensland, Australia

07 5554 7070

07 5527 4045

X-ray,General Ultrasound,Dental Imaging and OPG,Computed Tomography (CT),Sports Imaging,Interventional Procedures,Workcover

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Carindale

2 Millennium Boulevard, Carindale, Queensland, Australia

07 3873 7800

07 3395 3184

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Ultrasound,Sports Imaging,Workcover,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG,Nuclear Medicine,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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Cleveland

177 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia

07 3821 1766

07 3821 1100

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Sports Imaging,Workcover,Ultrasound,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Mater Private Clinic

Mater Private Clinic, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0361

07 3010 5791

X-ray,Sports Imaging,Workcover,Nuclear Medicine,Computed Tomography (CT),Ultrasound,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Interventional Radiology

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Victoria Point

1 Bunker Road, Victoria Point, QLD, 4165, Australia

07 3207 0511

07 3207 0922

X-ray,Workcover,Ultrasound,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Annerley

Qscan, Ipswich Road, Annerley, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0388

07 3357 0380

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Nuclear Medicine,Sports Imaging,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Mammography,Bone Mineral Densitometry,Workcover,Ultrasound,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Aspley

Shop 4, 1368 Gympie Road, Aspley, Queensland Australia

07 3863 3907

07 3863 2358

X-ray,Ultrasound,Workcover,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Everton Park

456 South Pine Road, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia

07 3355 4422

07 3355 4943

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Sports Imaging,Workcover,Ultrasound,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Redcliffe

6 Silvyn Street, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0922

07 3283 4277

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Toowong

Shop 2, 530 Milton Road, Toowong, Queensland, Australia

07 3870 5511

07 3371 6814

X-ray,Workcover,Ultrasound,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Windsor

142 Newmarket Road, Windsor, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0333

07 3357 0300

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Burleigh Waters

Gold Coast, 2 Classic Way, Burleigh Waters, Queensland, Australia

07 5587 6333

07 5587 6344

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Ultrasound,Bone Mineral Densitometry,Sports Imaging,Workcover,Dental Imaging and OPG,Interventional Radiology

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Mermaid Waters

Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters, Queensland, Australia

07 5526 6500

07 5526 1764

X-ray,Sports Imaging,Workcover,Computed Tomography (CT),Ultrasound,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Southport

Pacific Private Clinic, 123 Nerang Street, Southport, Queensland

07 5503 3433

07 5503 3444

X-ray,Nuclear Medicine,Computed Tomography (CT),Sports Imaging,PET/CT,Workcover,Ultrasound,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG,EOS Spinal and Body Imaging

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Parkwood

Parkwood Village, 76-122 Napper Rd, Parkwood, QLD, 4214, Australia

07 5631 7200

07 5631 7222

X-ray,General Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,CT scan,Bone Mineral Densitometry,MRI scan,Interventional Radiology,Sports Imaging,Workcover,DXA Body Composition Scan

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