Body Composition Analysis – Changed Requirements


The Department of Health and Human Services has changed the requirements for performing body composition analysis using Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA).

Referrals from General Practitioners, Specialists and Allied Health Professionals are mandatory.


New regulations stipulate that patients are not able to have more than 4 scans in a 12-month period.

There is no Medicare rebate for these examinations.