DEXA Bone Mineral Density Whole Body Scan & Body Composition
‘Bone Mineral Density’ Testing is also known as ‘Bone Densitometry’.
A bone mineral density (BMD) test provides a snapshot of your bone health. The test can identify osteoporosis, determine your risk for fractures (broken bones), and measure your response to osteoporosis treatment. The most commonly used BMD test is called a central dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, or central DXA test. The test can measure bone density at your hip and lumbar spine and will provide your doctor with information about your risk of bone fractures and assist in developing a treatment/prevention therapy plan.
Medicare Rebates for Bone Density Scans
If certain criteria is met, a bone density test might be covered by Medicare. Alternatively, private health funds might provide reimbursement depending on individual level of coverage. If no coverage is available, the scan may be out of pocket.
Information for Patients: https://www.insideradiology.com.au/bone-mineral-density-scan/
Information for Health Professionals: https://www.insideradiology.com.au/bone-mineral-density-scan-hp/
Who Should Get A Whole-Body Composition Scan?
• Anyone who is considering or in the process of losing weight
• Athletes who want to monitor their fat and muscle mass levels
• Anyone with obesity-related medical problems such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease etc.
Body builders Body Composition is Very Important for Overall Health & for Athletic Performance.
An excessive amount of body fat is a risk factor for:
• Heart disease;
• Type II diabetes, and other diseases;
• At the same time, having too little body fat can be detrimental to your health;
• For many athlete’s performance is improved with optimal body composition.
What Results Are Produced?
From every total body DEXA scan you get the following information including:
• Total body bone mineral density;
• Total body muscle mass (kg);
• Total body fat mass (kg); • Total body fat percentage;
• Muscle and fat mass of the trunk and each of your arms and legs.