No other technique comes close to a DEXA scan’s precision. A DEXA body composition scan can:
Identify the exact location and amounts of health-damaging fat throughout your body.
Raise a red flag when bone density and muscle mass reach dangerous lows
The popular body mass index (BMI) formula used to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy weight is more than 180 years old.
Hydrostatic Underwater Weighing
This technique requires submersion into a tank of water three times.
Patient discomfort is notable: patients must expel all the air from their lungs and remain motionless while being weighed … and they must do this three separate times.
Imprecise locating of the appropriate areas to measure renders the test practically worthless.
Formulas used as a part of this test require assumptions that do not apply to every person being tested.