Body Composition Testing

DXA scanner for measuring body composition

Study participants' body composition will be assessed using a non-invasive technique known as dual energy x-ray absorbitometry (DXA). 

DXA measures bone density (AP spine and femur), lean tissue mass, and total and regional body fat (i.e., abdominal body fat). This body composition measure requires you to wear a hospital gown and lie quietly on the apparatus for approximately five minutes while an external scan of the entire body is performed.

Participant Information for DXA Scan

The test takes place at the Cross Cancer Institute.

Detailed information about the procedure and equipment used for the scan


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