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    Default DEXA Adelaide - Adelaide BodyScan

    Hi guys and girls,

    I'd like to introduce a new DXA business in Adelaide called Adelaide BodyScan, I have included some information about our service. If you require more information you can find our website at http://www.adelaidebodyscan.com.au, on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adelai...17462445048717 or alternatively call us on 1300 880 579.

    Regular scanners will be eligible for discounts. However due to this machine being new in Australia it does require a referral from your doctor (until our exemption is finalised).

    Introducing the latest technology previously only used for scientific research

    iDXA scans can measure:
    • Total fat tissue mass
    • Lean tissue mass
    • Total bone density
    • Visceral fat mass

    This information will provide you and your healthcare professional with precise information about your cardiovascular risk and need for preventative treatment.


    Information about Total Body Scan
    • Quick total body scan (approx. 4-5 min)
    • Production of a report to take home following scan
    • Non-invasive (able to remain full clothed)
    • Minimal radiation dose exposure

    Reasons for undergoing a Total Body Scan:

    Most people are used to stepping on a scale at every visit to the doctor’s office. However, weight and BMI are not accurate methods to determine your cardiovascular risk. A body composition scan will assist you in identifying the distribution of your fat, muscle and bone mineral content. Adelaide BodyScan will then provide you with a report which individualises your total body composition.

    Many patients become concerned about not losing weight despite changes in dietary habits and exercise routine. This may be due to a loss in visceral fat content but a gain in muscle mass. The total body scan will specifically measure those changes.

    Visceral Fat
    Evidence based research has highlighted the extreme importance of visceral fat (fat that accumulates around your abdominal organs) in the development of cardiovascular disease and onset of type 2 diabetes. Your estimated visceral fat content is critical in calculating your cardiovascular risk. Subcutaneous (cosmetic) fat is not as important in the diagnosis of cardiovascular risk.

    The ratio of visceral vs subcutaneous fat is thought to be one of the key predictors for the development of metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis (fat deposits in the arteries). These are the leading causes of heart attacks and strokes in our community.

    I'm sure most of you are well aware of the benefits of having a scan, however the iDXA offers several advantages:

    The benefits of Lunar iDXA are supported by these innovative features:

    CLARITY
    High-resolution images and exacting precision through latest generation DXA technology from GE
    Research-grade image resolution helps provide a high degree of clinical confidence
    Enhanced ability to locate artifacts, identify areas of high density and identify bone edges for exceptional accuracy and reproducibility of BMD results
    Image quality comparable to radiographs helps you identify and classify vertebral deformities based on etiology, grade, and shape, but with a lower dose than conventional X-ray
    Greater precision assists in detecting small and statistically significant changes sooner, which can help motivate patient compliance, guide treatment decisions, or reduce the sample size required for clinical trials
    Narrow-angle fan beam technology with Multi-View Image Reconstruction (MVIR) eliminates magnification errors
    Direct-to-digital detector with a staggered array eliminates dead spots while helping to more accurately identify region-of-interest boundaries

    VERSATILITY
    Product features that accommodate a large number of patient sizes and conditions

    A large scan window and high arm height accommodate patients up to 200kgs
    Full suite of bone health applications including BMD, vertebral fracture assessment, pediatrics, orthopedics and more
    Body composition analysis including visceral fat quantification




    Book your scan now at the special introductory price of $95

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    Default Re: DEXA Adelaide - Adelaide BodyScan

    @adelaidebodyscan

    When will you not need a dr referral to get a dexa scan. Have been hoping one would pop up in Adelaide soon.

    Or why would a dr refer someone to get a dexa scan.

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    Default Re: DEXA Adelaide - Adelaide BodyScan

    How can you measure Visceral Fat? no dexa is capable of doing this.
    How can you accommodate a bodybuilder on your dexa when it is so skinny and long and the arms and hands are more than likely to be touching the body effecting the results of the scan.

    As can be seen here in your picture the arms are getting cut off and these people appear some what normal not the width you would expect from someone who works out:


    From what i hear this is an old machine that not many people want to use and is far behind the times/technology.

    Its great that you offer your services in Adelaide but I am still going to suggest anyone on this forum contact http://www.measureup.com.au/ they are a friend of the forum and you can book in for a mobile dexa scan. For instance if you live in Adelaide they can tell you a date and when and where they will be to come along and get a scan done. You also get a discount if you mention the forum.
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    Default Re: DEXA Adelaide - Adelaide BodyScan

    I can't give you a timeframe just yet, the exemption is awaiting approval by the EPA.

    It's got to do with radiation. Any machine that uses radiation has to be monitored in SA by the EPA. Even though the machine meets the requirements (very low dosage) we have to wait, being the only machine of its type in Australia has its drawbacks initially. All we need is a referral (available on our website) signed by your doctor and you're good to go.

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    Default Re: DEXA Adelaide - Adelaide BodyScan

    No machine until now in Australia has been able to, we can.

    The machine we use is top of the line from GE, found here http://www3.gehealthcare.com.au/en-A...39EFA0DB86893C

    More information available here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gDey...layer_embedded

    You'll find its the same width as most dxa machines (including the Hologic models).

    We are a brand new company, so please understand that becoming forum friends, offering discounts can be discussed in the future.
    Last edited by adelaidebodyscan; 5th September 2012 at 03:00 PM.

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    @adelaidebodyscan

    How does DEXA calculate Visceral fat mass - All published research says
    that DEXA can't differentiate between subcutaneous and visceral fat?

    Which is it 4 or 5 minutes? [Quick total body scan (approx. 4-5 min).
    What are the scan dimensions for your 5 minute scan? What is the scan
    length if it scans the entire bed?

    What is the scan width of an iDEXA. Is it 65cm? I thought it was the
    same as a Prodigy from LUNAR and the only difference between the two
    DEXA is that the iDEXA is physically wider and longer but has the exact
    "scan" dimensions of the Prodigy?
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    Default Re: DEXA Adelaide - Adelaide BodyScan

    interesting as the R1 subsection includes visceral fat though as it scans right through the area i thought? My R1 subsection was a healthy 15.6% even at 21% total bfat but i got it down to 8.7% last time i ndec on the regular hologic or whatever it is. I thought dxa already did measure internal fat throughits x ray beams?
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    @ O.N

    Previous DXA machines have been unable to measure visceral adipose tissue due to the quality of the imaging.

    An iDXA machine produces a much higher resolution image that is able to distinguish fat. It has until recently only been available in a clinical trial/research setting. This link here is one trial that has been completed http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00987298

    I'll also point you to this presentation, particular page 28, which talks about iDXA filling the gap with its new technology. It also discusses the formula for calculating visceral fat.
    http://www.slideshare.net/markpun/is...t-presentation

    As for timing, it depends on the size of the patient. A larger patient i.e overweight generally requires a higher dosage of xray, and this increases the time length of the scan. We call this 'thick' mode. I believe the hologic calls it 'high power'. Hence the 4-5 minutes.

    The measurements of the bed is 197.5x66cm. For comparison here are some other models. I am unsure of which model Measure Up uses.


    GE Lunar Prodigy 197.5 x 60
    GE Lunar DPX-NT 195 x 57.6
    Hologic Discovery Series 195.6 x 67
    Hologic QDR Series 195.6 x 67
    Norland XR-46, XR-36 193 x 64
    Hologic Explorer 197 x 65
    Hologic Explorer C 96 x 51

    Hopefully that clears up your questions.

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    Default Re: DEXA Adelaide - Adelaide BodyScan

    Hello again folks,

    For those of you that have been redirected to this forum from other forums I'd like to take the opportunity to provide you with some hard evidence that discusses the use of the iDXA for visceral fat measurement, including the correlation between the idxa and ct scans. Regardless of who is 'laughing' at it.

    I provided some in my previous post but am more than happy to send you some pdf documents if you have further doubts. Also try having a chat to your GP, they may have some insight.

    Please email me at tim@adelaidebodyscan.com.au and I'll post them out to you asap.

    We are here to help and provide a quality service

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    Default Re: DEXA Adelaide - Adelaide BodyScan

    It sounds good to me mate but unfortunately I'm in Victoria!

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    Default Re: DEXA Adelaide - Adelaide BodyScan

    Quote Originally Posted by adelaidebodyscan View Post
    @ O.N

    Previous DXA machines have been unable to measure visceral adipose tissue due to the quality of the imaging.

    An iDXA machine produces a much higher resolution image that is able to distinguish fat. It has until recently only been available in a clinical trial/research setting. This link here is one trial that has been completed http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00987298

    I'll also point you to this presentation, particular page 28, which talks about iDXA filling the gap with its new technology. It also discusses the formula for calculating visceral fat.
    http://www.slideshare.net/markpun/is...t-presentation

    As for timing, it depends on the size of the patient. A larger patient i.e overweight generally requires a higher dosage of xray, and this increases the time length of the scan. We call this 'thick' mode. I believe the hologic calls it 'high power'. Hence the 4-5 minutes.

    The measurements of the bed is 197.5x66cm. For comparison here are some other models. I am unsure of which model Measure Up uses.


    GE Lunar Prodigy 197.5 x 60
    GE Lunar DPX-NT 195 x 57.6
    Hologic Discovery Series 195.6 x 67
    Hologic QDR Series 195.6 x 67
    Norland XR-46, XR-36 193 x 64
    Hologic Explorer 197 x 65
    Hologic Explorer C 96 x 51

    Hopefully that clears up your questions.
    Im 199cm will I fit?

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