FAQs

How long does a scan take?

On average most scans take 12-15 minutes. If you are very tall or of bigger build the scan can take longer (up to 25 mins).

How much does a scan cost?

How long will I be at K8 Bodyscan?

If you need a referral then your initial appointment will take approximately 45 mins. This gives us time to do your paperwork and prepare your referral, scan you then discuss your results. Subsequent appointments are shorter (usually 20-30 minutes).

Is this scan rebatable?

There is no Medicare rebate for DXA scans. However you may be able to claim your initial consult for referral through your private health fund.

What should I wear?

Wear loose comfortable (preferably cotton) clothing without any zips or metal if possible. Please avoid LYCRA clothing.

All metal objects need to be removed prior to your scan, including:

  • Jewellery
  • Keys
  • Anything located in your pockets e.g. coins
  • Belt Buckles
  • Shoes
  • Metal Bra Clips

Is it safe?

Yes, the dose of radiation you receive during a scan is less than the background radiation dose you would receive flying from Melbourne to Sydney.

How often should I get scanned?

That depends on your health goals. In most cases (muscle gain/fat loss/preserving bone) 10-12 weeks is recommended between each scan. We recommend a maximum of 4-5 scans per year.

What if I'm Pregnant?

If you are pregnant, we recommend you don’t have a scan. This is to reduce x-ray exposure to your unborn child which could be harmful.

Is there an age limit?

No, but if you are under 18 you will need a responsible adult with you for your scan.