Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is a means of measuring bone mineral density (BMD). DEXA is the most widely used and most thoroughly studied bone density measurement technology. It can provide indications of osteopenia or osteoporosis.
At EMI, we also perform Body Composition Scans which can be used to measure total body fat content. This type of scan is useful for athletes, models and health-conscious people. This type of scan requires a booking.
How long does it take?
Scanning can take up to 20 minutes.
DEXAs are available from Monday-Saturday.
Do I need an appointment?
DEXAs can be performed on a walk-in basis.
Body Composition Scans require a booking and are performed from Monday- Friday.
Please advise us if you:
- Are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant
- Have any other medical information that may be relevant to your scan
- For some patients, Medicare may not cover the cost of the scan.