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What is a Body Composition scan?

You may have been advised by a health care profession to get a full body composition scan, but may be wondering what is a body composition scan? 

A Body Composition Scan can measure the amount of bone, fat and muscle you have on your body. It’s a very simple scan and doesn’t take too much time to complete. A body scan can reveal how healthy an individual is and can be very beneficial for someone looking to improve their health and wellbeing.

For some it may seem quite scary to have all that information. It’s not meant to be an intimidating process; the body scan is designed to help you understand your body better and identify areas you can work on to help you reach your health and wellness goals.

You may be thinking what the difference is between the regular scales and a full body scan. The body scan offers an in-depth analysis of your body whereas, traditional scales simply give you the mass of your body.


What is a body composition scan ?


  • Increasing Muscle Mass and Decreasing Fat: Body scans can accurately measure your body fat percentage and lean muscle mass. This information allows you to set specific targets for increasing muscle and reducing fat. By tracking changes over time, you can adjust your workout and nutrition plans accordingly to optimize results.
  • Monitoring Visceral Fat: Visceral fat is the fat stored around your organs and is associated with various health risks. Body scans can help quantify visceral fat levels, enabling you to take targeted actions to reduce it through appropriate diet and exercise choices.
  • Controlling Weight within a Healthy Range: Knowing your body composition helps you understand whether your current weight is within a healthy range. If weight loss or gain is needed, body scans provide a baseline measurement and track progress toward your target weight goals.
  • Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and Caloric Needs: Body scans can estimate your basal metabolic rate. Which is the number of calories your body needs at rest to maintain basic physiological functions. This information is crucial for setting calorie intake goals that support your fitness objectives, whether it’s maintaining weight, losing fat, or gaining muscle.
Full Body Composition Scan

InBody 570 Body Composition Analysis is now available at Valewood Clinic, Mulgrave. Proudly partnered with our in-house physician-led Ikigai weight-loss program.

Check out our Ikigai Weight Management Program here.

Additional Information

Note: Please refer to the interpretation guidebook for instructions on how to understand the results of your body composition scan. If you’d like to discuss your results further, please make an appointment with a doctor.

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