The gold standard in the industry is the DEXA scan. It uses low level radiation to scan your body while you lay on a table for 10 to 20 minutes. The machine shoots two X-ray beams thru your body. One is high energy and the other is low energy. The machine measures the amount of X-rays that pass through the bone from each beam. This will vary depending on how thick the bone is. Based on the difference between the two beams, your doctor can measure your bone density, BMI and other fat and muscle parameters. Unfortunately, this is very expensive, invasive to the body and requires medical personnel to administer the tests.
The Fit3D Body Scanner is a noninvasive device that rapidly scans a person’s body while they are standing on a rotating platform. Ther results give access to data about BMI, posture, body composition, and body shape. The Fit3D Body Scanner is able to provide the same amount of information in forty seconds that DEXA does in 20 minutes and a personal trainer could access within a forty five minute consultation.
In several studies comparing the Fit3D machine results to the DEXA, the numbers were very close in outcomes. How close? Well, DEXA ended up purchasing the Fit3D company. Now the company is even more accurate because it now uses mane of the DEXA technology and algorithms for analyzing the data.
The key to getting the most accuracy out of any 3D scanning device is to perform the test with the same conditions every time.
- No food or caffeine within 2 hrs of the test.
- Make sure you are normally hydrated
- Don't chug a glass or bottle of water right before the test.
- Take the test at the same time of day each time