Dexa Scan

Curious about your bone health and body composition? Dive deep into the intricacies of your well-being with our advanced DEXA scans, offering precise measurements and valuable insights.

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Our scanner has been installed, our staff are trained, and we are now just waiting for final Government CQC approval to start taking bookings. Be the first to be notified and enjoy an introductory DEXA price of just £94.95 by adding your email address here.

What is a DEXA Scan?

A DEXA scan is a low dose X-ray that measures bone density as well as fat mass, lean mass and visceral fat. DEXA is considered the gold standard for body composition analaysis.

Same Day or Next Day Appointments

We value your time. With our efficient scheduling system, you can book a DEXA scan and, in most cases, have it done within a few working days. No long waiting times – just quick and accurate results.

Our DEXA Scanner
Our DEXA scanner

Comprehensive Health Reasons for DEXA Scans

Our DEXA scans cover a range of health aspects, making them ideal for various purposes, including:

Bone Health: Check for osteoporosis risk factors or monitor the impact of medications.

Women's Health: Tailored scans for women, addressing concerns related to early menopause, hysterectomy, or other factors affecting bone density.

Weight Management: Get a detailed analysis of your body composition for better-informed weight management strategies.

Risk Factors: Identify risk factors such as family history, medical conditions, and lifestyle choices affecting bone health.

Easy Self-Referral Process: No need for a doctor's referral. Take control of your health by directly booking a DEXA scan with us. Our user-friendly online platform makes self-referral quick and straightforward.

Expertise You Can Trust: BodyView is staffed with experienced professionals who prioritise accuracy and patient care. Our team ensures a comfortable and informative experience throughout the scanning process.

Why Opt for Our DEXA Scans?

Holistic Insights: Beyond bone density, our DEXA scans provide a comprehensive view of your body composition, including fat mass, lean mass, and bone mineral density.

Visceral Fat Monitoring: If you're on oral steroid medication, our scans help monitor its impact on both bone health and body composition, with a specific focus on visceral fat.

Women's Health Focus: Tailored for women with oestrogen deficiency due to early menopause, hysterectomy, or other factors, our DEXA scans prioritise women's unique health needs.

Customised Risk Assessment: Whether it's a family history of osteoporosis, medical conditions, or lifestyle factors, our DEXA scans offer a personalised assessment of both bone and body health risks.

Activity Impact Analysis: Understand how your activity levels influence both bone density and body composition, addressing concerns related to both excessive and lack of exercise.

Lifestyle-Centric Approach: From slender builds to athletes, our DEXA scans consider individual lifestyles to provide nuanced insights into bone health and body composition.

Smoking and Body Composition: Explore how smoking impacts not just bone density but also overall body composition, including visceral fat, through our specialised DEXA scans.

Alcohol and Testosterone Insights:Our scans provide detailed insights into the impact of excessive alcohol and testosterone deficiency on both bone health and body composition in men.

Our DEXA scanning room

Take Charge of Your Health Journey!

Empower yourself with a comprehensive understanding of your bone density and body composition. Schedule a DEXA scan with us today and embark on a holistic journey to better health.

Test Results

Here is an example of a DEXA Body Composition Report, which provides comprehensive details on body composition, bone density, visceral fat, and muscle mass. This report also includes comparisons to age and sex-matched peer groups, as well as young healthy adults. It serves as a valuable tool, especially within the context of a weight loss strategy.

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An example of our DEXA test results

Frequently asked questions

No, generally, there's no need to fast before a DEXA scan. You can eat and drink as usual on the day of your scan.
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing without any metal as it will show up on the scan.
Yes, it's essential to remove metal objects such as jewellery, watches, belts, and coins, as they can interfere with the scan.
While DEXA scans generally involve minimal radiation exposure, it's crucial to inform the technologist if there's a chance of pregnancy. Radiation exposure during pregnancy is typically avoided unless absolutely necessary.
Yes, you can resume your normal activities immediately after a DEXA scan. There is no downtime associated with the procedure.
No, DEXA scans are considered safe, and there are generally no side effects associated with the procedure.
A DEXA scan (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) typically exposes you to a very low dose of radiation, comparable to the amount you would receive from normal background radiation over a day or so. Or equivalent to spending 6 hours in Cornwall, 30 minutes on a plane, or eating 10 bananas.
A DEXA scan is a quick procedure, typically taking around 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the areas being scanned. But please allow 45 minutes in total for your appointment.
No, a DEXA scan is painless. You lie still on a flat table while the scanner passes over the area being examined. There is no discomfort associated with the scan.
A DEXA scan measures bone mineral density, providing insights into bone health. It can also assess body composition, including fat mass, lean mass and visceral fat.
Results are typically available shortly after your scan. Your friendly BodyView technician will sit down after the scan and go through them with you.
The frequency of DEXA scans depends on individual health factors. Your healthcare provider will recommend a schedule based on your specific needs.
Yes, at Body View, we offer self-referral options for DEXA scans. Booking is simple and can be done directly through our online platform.
DEXA scans are considered the gold standard for body composition assessment. They provide accurate measurements of fat, muscle, and bone density. There is no better method available for tracking changes in body composition.

Opening shortly

Our scanner has been installed, our staff are trained, and we are now just waiting for final Government CQC approval to start taking bookings. Be the first to be notified and enjoy an introductory DEXA price of just £94.95 by adding your email address here.

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