Body composition assessment provides specific values for lean and fat mass, which are very useful to assist with monitoring of training goals and determining health status. Body weight alone is not a good indicator of fat loss for improved health or performance, whilst body composition scales can also be inaccurate depending on your hydration status.
Body Composition Screening
DXA is currently the gold standard for measuring body composition and can help to identify with accuracy the exact muscle, fat and bone mass within individual body parts.
Scans along with a full interpretation of your results can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. Advice and recommendations will be given on how to use physical activity to improve your health and wellbeing.
Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
A DXA scan is a quick and painless procedure that uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. DXA works by sending two low-dose X-rays, which are absorbed differently by bones and soft tissues, to produce density profiles which are used to calculate bone mineral density and body fat percentage.
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry is the most widely used and most thoroughly studied bone density measurement technology.