For a bone density scan, items that might interfere with the results will be removed from the area to be scanned. In most places, this is your hip or hips, and your low back. Items that interfere are buttons, zips and other metallic items. Naturally, we provide a gown to protect your modesty! In the case [...]
A body composition scan is highly accurate. That is why it is called the "gold standard" of body composition analysis. It involves very minimal levels of radiation and is far more accurate than bio-impedance, calipers or tape measures and scales. The only comparable methods for measuring body composition are volumetric CT (high radiation dose), dunk [...]
You may be able to claim your body scan consultation with your private health fund. Please check with your provider prior to your appointment to see if you are covered. There is no Medicare item number for a Body Composition scan and therefore this cannot be claimed through private health or Medicare. If you are having a [...]
We suggest getting a follow up scan at least every 3 months, however this is dependent on your health and fitness goals and the level of change you expect to see. Some people track their changes monthly, during periods of fat loss or muscle gain. If you have been referred by a GP, dietitian, exercise physiologist, [...]
Yes. You should eat and drink, as normal, on the day of your scan. If you are on calcium supplements, it would be ideal to cease your supplement 1 day before your scan, and then commence it again, immediately after, as undigested calcium tablets may alter bone density results.
We are open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm and offer late night appointments on Thursdays. We also open select Saturdays, to cater for groups. In addition, we are able to organised flexible bookings for groups such as sporting teams or training groups. Call 4323 9200, for more information.
DEXA uses a very low dose X-ray. The typical x-ray dose is less than a day of background radiation. By background radiation, we mean the usual dose that people in Australia receive from normal exposure from background sources. In Australia, the average person receives 2700 microSv of radiation, each year. A DEXA scan typically involves [...]
You will only be exposed to a very low dose X-ray (5-7 µSv microsieverts) during your DEXA scan. Your are exposed to less radiation than travelling on a one hour domestic flight. NOTE: It is not recommended pregnant women have a scan.
A bodyscan takes approximately 15 minutes and a Consultation takes approximately 30 minutes. For those having a scan for the very first times, we suggest booking in for a full consultation so that our health practitioner can help you interpret your results and get the most out of them. This can be followed by a [...]
A referral is not required for a Body Composition scan, however your Doctor may wish to refer you under a Team Care Arrangement Plan if you have a chronic health condition. For more information ask your doctor. Patients coming to Riverside Body Scan for a Bone Mineral Density test will require a doctor's referral.